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Handel: Messiah / Cleobury, Dawson, Summers, Ainsley, Miles

Handel / King's College Choir Cambridge
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Regis   Catalog #: 2081  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark AinsleyLynne DawsonHilary SummersAlastair Miles
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College ChoirBrandenburg Consort
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Hilary Summers (Alto),
Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Brandenburg Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

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 The best there is! December 29, 2015 By Morris Reagan (Madison, MS) See All My Reviews "I'm amazed that ArchivMusic does not have this CD on the recommended list! This is the recording that I'd take to a desert island. King's College Choir is glorious and all four soloists are splendid. Soprano Dawson is especially to be admired. In my experience the beauty of her I know that my Redeemer liveth is equalled only the (very different) rendition by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf on the Klemperer recording. I prefer Cleobury's performance to the other 25 or so Messiahs in my collection in spite of his use of period instruments. If you can't tolerate period instruments, go for the recording by Otto Klemperer." Report Abuse
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