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Handel/Mozart: Messiah (In German) / Rilling, Stuttgart Bach Collegium

Handel / Brown / Bach-collegium Stuttgart
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98022  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alastair MilesRoberto SaccàCornelia KallischDonna Brown
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei StuttgartStuttgart Bach Collegium
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...one would have to be extremely inflexible not to find Mozart's tinkering fascinating on its own terms. Those terms include a German text, a version of "The Trumpet Shall Sound" that features the French horn, a quartet setting of "And He Shall Purify" and the deletion of a few arias and choruses.

But Mozart's wind and brass additions -- in the Sinfonia, "All We Like Sheep" and "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth," for example -- give his version a wonderful, distinct character. Mozart's voice hardly drowns out Handel's, but his commentary makes for an enlivening alternative to the standard "Messiah." Helmuth Rilling's lively, warm-toned reading is both inviting and
Read more persuasive." - Alan Kozinn, New York Times Read less

Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass), Roberto Saccà (Tenor), Cornelia Kallisch (Soprano),
Donna Brown (Soprano)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Bach Collegium
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Language: German 

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