Handel: Messiah (complete oratorio recorded in 1982)

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Handel: Messiah (complete oratorio recorded in 1982)
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, Paul Elliott, David Thomas / The Choir of Westminster Abbey, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

[ NVC Arts / Warner Classics DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Saturday 1 November 2014

Rated: G - Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993Suitable for General Audiences

Handel's most popular work, ably performed by soloists Judith Nelson and Emma Kirby, supported by the famous Westminster Abbey Choir.

"an enjoyably fresh 'traditional-period' performance which is beautifully sung and a pleasure to watch but one can hear every word and the backcloth of Westminster Abbey is well used by the camera to provide a visual treat." (Penguin Guide Rosette Recording)

"…the lovely sound and supreme musicality of this performance… The authoritative David Thomas relishes every moment; Carolyn Watkinson brings tender dignity to 'He was despised'; Emma Kirkby has less to do than Judith Nelson but steals the show with her 'refiner's fire'. Despite minor reservations, this is an engrossing experience." (Gramophone)