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Handel: The Messiah / Sjökvist, Högman, Hammarström, Et Al


Release Date: 10/26/1999 
Label:  Nosag Records   Catalog #: 2027   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stefan DahlbergLynton AtkinsonChristina HögmanKristina Hammarström,   ... 
Conductor:  Gustaf Sjökvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony OrchestraStorkyrkans Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For this Christmas season, we are also proud to present an unusual Messiah. Every December since 1927 in the cathedral of Stockholm, Storkyrkan,The Messiah has been performed; the first fifty years under the management of the Royal Opera and since 1977 with the Cathedral's own resources. Over the years, the greatest names in Swedish music have participated in this event including Jussi Bjorling, Set Svanholm, Birgit Nilsson, Elisabeth Soderstrom and Sixten Ehrling (who began by playing in the orchestra and then became the conductor). The set has extensive notes in English detailing the complete history of the event, of which this edition documents the 70th anniversary of the first performance in 1927. For this Christmas season, we are also proud to present an unusual Messiah. Every December since 1927 in the cathedral of Stockholm, Storkyrkan,The Messiah has been performed; the first fifty years under the management of the Royal Opera and since 1977 with the Cathedral's own resources. Over the years, the greatest names in Swedish music have participated in this event including Jussi Bjorling, Set Svanholm, Birgit Nilsson, Elisabeth Soderstrom and Sixten Ehrling (who began by playing in the orchestra and then became the conductor). The set has extensive notes in English detailing the complete history of the event, of which this edition documents the 70th anniversary of the first performance in 1927. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stefan Dahlberg (Tenor), Lynton Atkinson (Tenor), Christina Högman (Soprano),
Kristina Hammarström (Alto), Karl Magnus Fredriksson (Bass), Petteri Salomaa (Bass)
Conductor:  Gustaf Sjökvist
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Storkyrkans Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Length: 116 Minutes 13 Secs. 

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