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Handel/Mozart: Messiah / Max, Frimmer, Pregardien, Georg, Schreckenberger

Handel / Mozart / Georg / Pregardien / Frimmer
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Warner Brothers   Catalog #: 6055523  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mechthild GeorgMonika FrimmerChristoph PrégardienStephan Schreckenberger
Conductor:  Hermann Max
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinische KantoreiDas Kleine Konzert
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1789 Mozart arranged George Frideric Handel's Messiah on behalf of a group of Viennese noblemen.He abridged the work in an effort to tauten the drama, transposed arias to suit his singers' abilities and he subjected it to a fundamental re-orchestration to adapt the sound of the work to the musical taste of his time. lt was not until the 20th century that the historical and musical value of Mozart's Messiah arrangement was reappraised. Mozart's interpretation of Handel's Counterpoint and his synthesis of Baroque and Classical stylistic elements give the work a compelling new sound. In 1789 Mozart arranged George Frideric Handel's Messiah on behalf of a group of Viennese noblemen.He abridged the work in an effort to tauten the drama, transposed arias to suit his singers' abilities and he subjected it to a fundamental re-orchestration to adapt the sound of the work to the musical taste of his time. lt was not until the 20th century that the historical and musical value of Mozart's Messiah arrangement was reappraised. Mozart's interpretation of Handel's Counterpoint and his synthesis of Baroque and Classical stylistic elements give the work a compelling new sound. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mechthild Georg (Alto), Monika Frimmer (Soprano), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor),
Stephan Schreckenberger (Bass)
Conductor:  Hermann Max
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinische Kantorei,  Das Kleine Konzert
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

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