These songs are among the most beautiful ever crafted; songs that lay bare the truest truism and the one for which we most often dearly wish to be true: there is love, a perfect love, a perfect expressed love . . . and here it is: the songs of George Friederic Handel presented to us by Suzie LeBlanc and Stephen Stubbs.
Oblique and loath as you are to sounds more than a week past their date of release or interrupted from your Jane's Addiction listening by this, you will be caught by the heart the very moment Suzie LeBlanc begins to tease down the tears from heaven. Suzie LeBlanc - the one to whom I would point to confess the true creative genius of our heavenly father - is very well matched with Stephen Stubbs, whose voice rises and falls and plays about the soavemente curlings of Suzie LeBlanc with the nearest perfection I can name.
"Io t'abbraccio" will do as it promises; you will feel the embrace and you will never feel anything so perfect again in you lifetime. This CD is a masterpiece, and the songs are as fresh at this very moment as they were nearly 300 years before today.