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Handel: Messiah / Gritton, Horak, Spinosi

Handel / Arnold / Ensemble Matheus / Spinosi
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 703008  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cornelia HorakMartin PöllmannSusan GrittonBejun Mehta,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg ChoirEnsemble Matheus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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George Frideric Handel
Staged Version by Claus Guth, Konrad Kuhn and Christian Schmidt

Susan Gritton, soprano
Cornelia Horak, soprano
Martin Pöllmann, boy soprano
Bejun Mehta, altus
Richard Croft, tenor
Florian Boesch, bass

Arnold Schoenberg Choir
(chorus master: Erwin Ortner)
Ensemble Matheus
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, conductor

Claus Guth, stage director
Christian Schmidt, stage and costume design
Jürgen Hoffmann, lighting design
Ramses Sigl, choreographer

Read more live at the Theater an der Wien, 2009

To mark the 250th anniversary of Handel´s death, Vienna´s Theater an der Wien realized a truly extraordinary project: the staging of Messiah, the composer´s most popular oratorio.Collaborating with an exquisite cast of singers, Claus Guth, one of today´s highly renowned stage directors, delivered “an emotionally and psychologically charged sequence of images … “The audience was thrilled” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 154 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cornelia Horak (Soprano), Martin Pöllmann (Boy Soprano), Susan Gritton (Soprano),
Bejun Mehta (Countertenor), Richard Croft (Tenor), Florian Boesch (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Ensemble Matheus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Language: English 

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