Handel: Messiah, Hwv 56 / Tso, Andrew Davis
Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Staples, Andrew; Davis, Andrew; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; DeShong, Elizabeth; Wall, Erin; Relyea, John
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!).