Handel Messiah

Handel Messiah

Susan Gritton (soprano), Dorothea Röschmann (soprano),

Bernarda Fink (contralto), Charles Daniels (tenor),

Neal Davies (bass)

Gabrieli Player

Paul McCreesh (conductor)

This widely celebrated 1997 release (dubbed “a Messiah for the millennium”) has many strengths. McCreesh plays up the work’s drama and excitement; swift tempos and crisp articulation fill the music with energy. The chorus and orchestra execute flawlessly, even brilliantly, whatever McCreesh asks.

Excerpt: “Hallelujah Chorus”

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“The energy and focused proclamation of this reading will surely win many friends . . . a highly compelling reading.”Gramophone

DG Archiv

0289 453 4642 7 2 CDs

August 1997