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Handel: Messiah / Thomas, Zukerman, Taylor, Et Al

Release Date: 11/15/2005 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3360   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Steven TharpArianna ZukermanDaniel TaylorWilliam Sharp
Conductor:  Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Bach Soloists
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Delos International is proud to present the new American Bach Soloists recording of Handel's Messiah, featuring the rarely performed Autograph Score of 1741, the score just as Handel originally conceived it before he put down his pen and traveled, music in hand, to the Dublin premiere in 1742. This third Delos release from American Bach Soloists brings a specail seasonal recording to the Classical and Holiday consumer. Highlighting the renowned quality period performance one has come to expect from Jeffrey Tholmas and the American Bach Soloists, this exceptional recording includes four outstanding soloists: Arianna Zukerman, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; Steven Tharp, tenor; and William Sharp, bass. Derived from acclaimed live Read more performances presented at the University of California, Davis in December 2004, this complete 2-CD recording makes a strong case for Handel's original conception. The first performance on April 13, 1742 in the new music hall in Dublin was a tremendous success. 'Words are wanting to express the exquisite delight it afforded to the admiring crowded audience. The Sublime, the Grand and the Tender,' to quote Faulkners Dublin Journal of 1742. Read less

Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Steven Tharp (Tenor), Arianna Zukerman (Soprano), Daniel Taylor (Countertenor),
William Sharp (Bass)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/2004 
Venue:  Live  University of California, Berkeley 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Extraordinarily beautiful rendering February 5, 2017 By Claudia R. (Silver Spring, MD) See All My Reviews "Listening to this recording, the Messiah sounded new. Absolutely the most detailed and sensitive production of this music I've heard to date. The size of the chorale is small enough not to be overwhelmed, but the soloists are wonderful, and the sound they achieve is different from anything I've ever heard. I myself sang in a choir performing this work some time ago, and this performance is still totally different. I also noticed differences in tempo. The beginning was much slower and other places seem brighter. There's a sensitivity there that is unlike other performances I've heard in recent years. I wish I'd heard it sooner!" Report Abuse
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