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A Musical Journey - Germany - A Musical Visit To The Benedictine Abbey Church At Ottobeuren

Handel / Bratislava City Choir / Krcek
Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110289  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella IstropolitanaBratislava City Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

GERMANY

The Places
The monastery at Ottobeuren was founded in 764 and included buildings from the succeeding centuries, subsequently destroyed by fire. The present buildings date from the beginning of the 18th century, with the church rebuilt under the architect Johann Michael Fischer. It remains a remarkable monument to its period, and the ornate Abbey Church, with its frescoes and elaborate rococo decoration is bewildering in its splendour.

The Music
Music accompanying the visit to Ottobeuren consists of choruses from Handel’s oratorio Messiah, written in 1741. Of all English oratorios Handel’s Messiah has always been the most overwhelmingly popular. It is
Read more the least theatrical of all his oratorios and the most purely sacred in its choice of subject, the Messiah, a compendious version of the coming of Christ, His death and resurrection. The text, by Charles Jennens, drew extensively from the Authorized Version of the Bible, and an additional attraction has always been the large number of choruses included, a larger number than in any other of Handel’s oratorios.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 57 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
2.
Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
3.
Messiah, HWV 56: And He shall purify the sons of Levi by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
4.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
5.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
6.
Messiah, HWV 56: Glory to God in the highest by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
7.
Messiah, HWV 56: His yoke is easy and His burthen is light by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
8.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold the Lamb of God by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: Surely He hath borne our griefs by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: And with His stripes we are healed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: All we like sheep have gone astray by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: He trusted in God, let Him deliver him by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
13.
Messiah, HWV 56: Lift up your heads, o ye gates by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
14.
Messiah, HWV 56: Let all the angels of God worship Him by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: The Lord gave the word by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
16.
Messiah, HWV 56: Their sound is gone out into all lands by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
17.
Messiah, HWV 56: Let us break their bonds asunder by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
18.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
19.
Messiah, HWV 56: Since by man came death by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
20.
Messiah, HWV 56: But thanks be to God by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
21.
Messiah, HWV 56: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 
22.
Messiah, HWV 56: Amen by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krcek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Bratislava City Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 9/1989 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall 

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