Baird in Handel: The Italian Years
(includes works by Telemann and Vivaldi)
rightly Baird holds a red rose on the cover of the CD celebrating Handel
--otherwise one would have to shower her with flowers. Baird overcomes
every earthly vocal limitation; weightlessly light, but in spite of this
Der Standard (Vienna, Austria)
Baird is on particularly beguiling form throughout the programme... conveying
the youthful predicament which is the common factor in each of the cantatas.
I... found her interpretations alluring. Phrasing is carefully and
consistently worked out and her articulation characteristically well defined."
Gramophone (U.K., April 1992)
singers have been so successful at making such music live as Julianne Baird...
She uses all of the historical devices... to personalize the music, making
even the simplest vocal lines communicate."
Stereo Review (May 1992)
is a delectable interpreter... she's bright and flexible, and expressive
in recitative. She has a flair for adding embellishments and a fine
Fanfare (March/April 1992)
has been amply represented on many records, and from her opening phrases...
her mesmerizing sound captivates. The combination of silvery sound
and emotional articulation is glorious throughout."
Philadelphia Daily News (November 1991)