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Handel: Messiah / Somary, Price, Minton, Young, Diaz

Release Date: 08/22/2006 
Label:  Vanguard   Catalog #: 1969   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Justino DiazColin TilneyYvonne MintonMargaret Price,   ... 
Conductor:  Johannes Somary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraAmorArtis Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Justino Diaz (Bass), Colin Tilney (Harpsichord), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano),
Colin Tilney (Organ), Margaret Price (Soprano), Alexander Young (Tenor)
Conductor:  Johannes Somary
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  AmorArtis Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London 
Length: 149 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 The Best Recording of Messiah I have ever found August 3, 2016 By John Lewis See All My Reviews "This is a stunning performance that was originally recorded on analog equipment. The ornaments in the vocal parts are reflected in the instrumental parts as well. This is an incredibly good performance by soloists who were at the beginning of their careers when this recording was made. It is unfortunate that the conductor, Johannes Somary, was mixed up in the child molestation mess at Horace Mann school in NY. He died before the charges could catch up with him. He was an incredibly talented musician with a very bad habit." Report Abuse
 One of the Best Messiahs January 15, 2013 By George M. (San Jose, CA) See All My Reviews "A great recording of one of our favorite works. We highly recommend it." Report Abuse
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