Handel: Messiah / Haim
Emanuelle Haim, Lucy Crowe, Andrew Staples, Tim Mead, Christopher Purves
Composed by: Handel, Georg Friedrich
Following several acclaimed albums of Handel’s operatic and choral masterpieces (including a triumphant Giulio Cesare with Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra and the oratorio La Resurrezione with British soprano Kate Royal), French harpsichordist and conductor Emmanuelle Haïm brings her fresh, expressive approach to the Messiah. Joining her for this long-awaited recording is Haïm’s own choir and period-instrument orchestra, Le Concert d’Astrée, with four of the UK’s finest Handelian singers.