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Handel: Messiah / Solti, Te Kanawa, Gjevang, Lewis, Howell

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414396   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaGwynne HowellKeith LewisAnne Gjevang
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Gwynne Howell (Bass), Keith Lewis (Tenor),
Anne Gjevang (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Notes: Edition: Tobin 

Sound Samples

Messiah / Part 1: Symphony
Messiah / Part 1: 1. Accompagnato: Comfort ye, My people - 2. Air: Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted
Messiah / Part 1: 3. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
Messiah / Part 1: Recit: Thus saith the Lord...Aria: But who may abide
Messiah / Part 1: 6. Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
Messiah / Part 1: 7. Recit: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive 8. Aria:O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion 9. Coro
Messiah / Part 1: 10. Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth 11. Aria: The people that walked in darkness
Messiah / Part 1: 12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
Messiah / Part 1: 13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Messiah / Part 1: Recit: There were shepherds...Chorus: Glory to God
Messiah / Part 3: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
Messiah / Part 3: 44. Chorus: Since by man came death
Messiah / Part 1: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
Messiah / Part 3: Behold, I tell you......The Trumpet shall sound
Messiah / Part 1: Then shall the eyes....He shall feed his flock good tidings that tellest
Messiah / Part 3: Recitativo: Then shall be brought - Duet: O death were is thy sting - Chorus: But thanks be to God
Messiah / Part 1: 19. Chorus: His yoke is easy
Messiah / Part 3: 50. Air: If God be for us
Messiah / Part 2: 20. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
Messiah / Part 2: Air: He was despised...Chorus: Surely he hath borne...
Messiah / Part 3: 51. Worthy is the Lamb - Blessing and honour -
Messiah / Part 2: Chorus: And with his stripes...All we like sheep
Messiah / Part 2: Chorus: All they that see him...Recit: He trusted..
Messiah / Part 2: Recit: Thy rebuke...Air:But thou didst not leave
Messiah / Part 2: Chorus: Lift up your heads...Recit:Unto which...Chorus
Messiah / Part 2: 34a. Air: "Thou art gone up on high"
Messiah / Part 2: 35. Chorus: The Lord gave the word
Messiah / Part 2: Air: How beautiful are the feet..Chorus:Their sound
Messiah / Part 2: Air: Why do the nations...Air: Thou shalt break them them...
Messiah / Part 2: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"

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