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Handel: Messiah / Hogwood, AAM [2 CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio]


Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog #: 002298460   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma KirkbyCarolyn WatkinsonPaul ElliottDavid Thomas,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicChrist Church Cathedral Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the Messiah that started it all, the first period instrument performance recorded with a choir of men and boys. It introduced music lovers the world over to Christopher Hogwood, Emma Kirkby, and a whole host of performers who have since become ubiquitous as the "English Early Music Mafia," appearing as they do under zillions of different ensemble names on a variety of labels. Hogwood's performance still holds its own, however, as one of the finest and freshest available. A first-rate effort.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
This is the Messiah that started it all, the first period instrument performance recorded with a choir of men and boys. It introduced music lovers the world over to Christopher Hogwood, Emma Kirkby, and a whole host of performers who have since become ubiquitous as the "English Early Music Mafia," appearing as they do under zillions of different ensemble names on a variety of labels. Hogwood's performance still holds its own, however, as one of the finest and freshest available. A first-rate effort.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Paul Elliott (Tenor),
David Thomas (Bass), Judith Nelson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

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 THE ONLY MESSIAH YOU'LL EVER NEED! April 8, 2015 By P. Ledesma (Wellington, KS) See All My Reviews "Fresh, vibrant, and performed with impeccable clarity and brilliance!" Report Abuse
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