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Handel: Messiah / Christie, Les Arts Florissants

Handel / Les Arts Florissants / Christie
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 501498  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sandrine PiauMark PadmoreAndreas SchollBarbara Schlick,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Christie, perhaps more than any of these reaches the contemplative heart of Messiah in a comfortably paced performance, devoid either of effort or intrusive artifice. He adheres in principal to Handel’s 1742 Dublin performance and fields a fine group of soloists among whom are soprano Sandrine Piau, tenor Mark Padmore and countertenor Andreas Scholl whose ‘He was despised’ is tenderly declaimed.”
Nicholas Anderson, Early Music Today, December 2005/January 2006
“Christie, perhaps more than any of these reaches the contemplative heart of Messiah in a comfortably paced performance, devoid either of effort or intrusive artifice. He adheres in principal to Handel’s 1742 Dublin performance and fields a fine group of soloists among whom are soprano Sandrine Piau, tenor Mark Padmore and countertenor Andreas Scholl whose ‘He was despised’ is tenderly declaimed.”
Nicholas Anderson, Early Music Today, December 2005/January 2006 Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sandrine Piau (Soprano), Mark Padmore (Tenor), Andreas Scholl (Countertenor),
Barbara Schlick (Soprano), Nathan Berg (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Length: 142 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 

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