Handel: Messiah / Davis, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: 11/18/2016
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHSA 5176(2)
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Experience the transcendent glory of Messiah in Sir Andrew Davis’s majestic, must-hear edition of Handel’s beloved classic. Recorded live on SACD, this unique version makes use of all the colours available from the modern symphony orchestra to underline the mood and meaning of the individual movements. Without detracting from the innate power of the original, the conductor’s score calls for moments of drama, pathos, and even, sometimes, whimsicality. It is supported by substantial brass and woodwind forces, and several percussion instruments (including marimba!).
Works on This Recording
1. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Erin Wall (Soprano), Andrew Staples (Tenor), John Relyea (Bass), Elizabeth Deshong (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741 ; London, England
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