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Handel: Messiah / Savall, Le Concert des Nations


Release Date: 12/06/2019 
Label:  Alia Vox   Catalog #: 9936  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rachel RedmondDamien GuillonNicholas MulroyMatthias Winckhler
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de CatalunyaLe Concert des Nations
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It was only natural that Jordi Savall record Händel’s Messiah. His ‘Watermusic’ is already considered a benchmark and he has also signed countless landmark recordings of religious music.

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REVIEW:

This concert, recorded live at Versailles, embraces Le Concert des Nations’ breadth of textured sonorities. There is no-nonsense directness in choruses of gutsy resonance and emotive impact, and we do not wait long for upfront splendour in ‘Hallelujah’. Offering orchestral vigour, an assured quartet of soloists (Redmond and Mulroy particularly classy), vivid choral grandeur, and surefooted theatrical pacing, this is an enjoyable all-rounder.

– Gramophone
It was only natural that Jordi Savall record Händel’s Messiah. His ‘Watermusic’ is already considered a benchmark and he has also signed countless landmark recordings of religious music.

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REVIEW:

This concert, recorded live at Versailles, embraces Le Concert des Nations’ breadth of textured sonorities. There is no-nonsense directness in choruses of gutsy resonance and emotive impact, and we do not wait long for upfront splendour in ‘Hallelujah’. Offering orchestral vigour, an assured quartet of soloists (Redmond and Mulroy particularly classy), vivid choral grandeur, and surefooted theatrical pacing, this is an enjoyable all-rounder.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

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Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Rachel Redmond (Soprano), Damien Guillon (Countertenor), Nicholas Mulroy (Tenor),
Matthias Winckhler (Bass)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Le Concert des Nations
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

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