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Handel: Messiah / Walker, Cantillation

Sara Macliver
Release Date: 10/31/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4130  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christopher FieldSara MacliverPaul McMahonAlexandra Sherman,   ... 
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CantillationOrchestra of the Antipodes
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the most famous pieces of music ever written, Handel's Messiah began its life in Dublin in 1742. Remarkably, not a year has gone by since without Messiah being performed some where in the world. Today, beloved by millions, it stands proudly as a keystone of Western classical music.

Starring: Sara Macliver, Alexandra Sherman, Christopher Field, Conductor: Anthony Walker Composer: George Frideric Handel.

Format: Color, Dolby 2.0,NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Running Time: 90 minutes
One of the most famous pieces of music ever written, Handel's Messiah began its life in Dublin in 1742. Remarkably, not a year has gone by since without Messiah being performed some where in the world. Today, beloved by millions, it stands proudly as a keystone of Western classical music.

Starring: Sara Macliver, Alexandra Sherman, Christopher Field, Conductor: Anthony Walker Composer: George Frideric Handel.

Format: Color, Dolby 2.0,NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Running Time: 90 minutes
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Works on This Recording

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Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christopher Field (Counter Tenor), Sara Macliver (Soprano), Paul McMahon (Tenor),
Alexandra Sherman (Mezzo Soprano), Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Bass)
Conductor:  Antony Walker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantillation,  Orchestra of the Antipodes
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 One of Many December 20, 2016 By Morris Reagan (Madison, MS) See All My Reviews "This is just another performance of Messiah with nothing special to recommend it over the many others on offer. Among the finest performances are those from King's College (Cambridge), three of which have been conducted by Stephen Cleobury. I think the best of Cleobury's was his first, recorded ca. 1992. The Choir is, as always, superb, but so too are all four soloists. NO SOPRANO sings "He shall feed his flock" and "I know that my Redeemer liveth" as beautifully and convincingly as Lynne Dawson. There is a very recent excellent DVD performance from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Both the King's College performances and the one from Grace Cathedral use period instruments. My favorite recording with modern instruments is the one by Otto Klemperer with Jerome Hines and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf's "I know that my Redeemer liveth" is, as one would expect, musically letter-perfect, but it's a four-square rendition that lacks the warmth of Lynne Dawson's singing." Report Abuse
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