Handel: The Messiah (Complete Oratorio)

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Handel: The Messiah (Complete Oratorio)
Margaret Price, Hanna Schwarz, Stuart Burrows, Simon Estes / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis

[ Decca Australian Eloquence / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 20 July 2016

After a long absence from the CD catalogue, Sir Colin Davis's recording of Messiah performed in English with an international cast of soloists and a German choir and orchestra, returns at budget price and now fitting on two CDs rather than the original three.

We're proud to have the one and only Sir Colin Davis recording of Messiah in our Philips catalogue and its place in Philips 50 is more than justified.

Grand Prix International du Disque de l'Académie Charles Cros 1967

Edison 1967

"Hanna Schwarz is a strong alto - also more dramatic than really lyrical, which is however good for most of her music in the Messiah. Margaret Price is really quite the star of this production, showing how easy it can be to be comprehendible in the recitatives, and both lyrical and dramatic. She manages to lift the mood in Rejoice greatly, and runs through all of that coloratura figuration with elegant ease. I know that my Redeemer liveth is a top aria for soprano, and I know of few better performances than the one on this recording." MusicWeb


CD 1
Messiah: Part One
Part Two (Sinfonia)

CD 2
Messiah: Part Two (conclusion)
Part Three