Browse: Handel - Messiah
This page lists all recordings of Messiah by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).
Messiah, based on a biblical libretto by Charles Jennens, was written in the summer of 1741 and first performed in Dublin on 13th April 1742. It was originally intended to be performed during lent but it has become more common since Handel's death for Messiah to be performed in Advent.
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Carolyn Sampson, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mark Padmore, Christopher Purves
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
Three of the four outstanding soloists - fine Handelians all - cut their teeth in the choir, and Catherine Wyn-Rogers has been a regular soloist. Crucially they don't stand apart, regally dispensing... — More…
Erin Wall (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), John Relyea (bass-baritone)
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis
Astonishingly well controlled…the solo voices are rich and weighty…[the] flute provides a charming obbligato to ‘How beautiful are the feet’, while the tenor’s ‘Thy rebuke…’ is intensely moving…a... — More…
Arleen Auger, Anne Sofie von Otter, Michael Chance, Howard Crook & John Tomlinson
The English Concert Choir & The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock
One of the freshest and most exciting Messiahs on CD reconciling 'authentic' practice with the work's undoubted scope for grandeur. Superb soloists. — More…