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Handel: Messiah / Dijkstra, Belgian Baroque, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Handel / Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900510  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Julia DoyleSteve DavislimLawrence ZazzoNeal Davies
Conductor:  Peter Dijkstra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio ChorusB'rock Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From its 1742 premiere, Handel's oratorio "Messiah" has continued to be an audience favorite and for many, the initial portal into the world of Classical choral music. Portraying the life of the "anointed one" (the literal meaning of the Hebrew word 'Messiah'), from the Annunciation and his birth to his death on the cross and revelation, and including the famous 'Hallelujah Chorus.' , “Messiah” continues to draw rapturous reception when performed live. Featuring vocalists Julia Doyle, Lawrence Zazzo, Steve Davislim and Neal Davies performing in the original English-language version, along with the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra, and accompanied by the whimsically named B'Rock, the Read more Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent, working from the original and historically informed scoring, this live recording manages to add to the canon of the “Messiah”. Read less

Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Julia Doyle (Soprano), Steve Davislim (Tenor), Lawrence Zazzo (Countertenor),
Neal Davies (Bass-baritone)
Conductor:  Peter Dijkstra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  B'rock Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

Customer Reviews

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 A Messiah to treasure  March 1, 2016 By Bernard A J. (Kansas City, MO) See All My Reviews "My desert island music - I could never live without all my recordings of Messiah. Then along comes this one. Some reviews were off put by the German choir trying to sing in English, but I would be hard put to really say that I even noticed a slight trace of German accent. Dijkstra conducts a beautiful performance of Messiah that can stand with the best of them. The choir sings beautifully, the soloists couldn't be bettered, tempos are just right and the sonics are second to none. I have twelve other versions, and all of them have some particular thing which makes them better than another. This one though is I think the best overall version I have ever come across. If you love Messiah like I do, you need this one for sure." Report Abuse
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