Handel: Messiah / Bach Consort Wien

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Label: NAXOS DVD
Catalog: 2110387
Format: DVD

HERFURTNER PETRONE SCHADE IMMIER SALZBURGER BACHCHOR BACH CONSORT WIEN DUBROVSKY

Described by librettist Charles Jennens with typical English understatement as “a fine entertainment,” Handel’s Messiah was initially controversial as a biblical oratorio written for secular theatres. Within years it was however being “received with universal applause” and its composer’s purpose in delighting and charming his listeners has made this masterpiece an international favorite ever since. This eye-catching, audiovisual recording of Handel’s masterpiece with its cast of renowned soloists captures the 2016 Easter concert in the impressive Baroque Basilica of Klosterneuburg, Austria.

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