Handel: Das Messias

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Catalog: WS121.379

Haefliger, Ernst; Janowitz, Gundula; Hoeffgen, Marga; Richter, Karl; Münchener Bach-Orchester; Münchener Bach-Chor; Crass, Franz

At the beginning of the Sixties, one of the pioneers of the modern philology, Karl Richter, finally recorded, in German, the first modern discographic edition of Handel’s Der Messias, which has here been restored. Karl Richter is best remembered for his interpretations of Bach and Handel. His performances were known for their intense and festive manner. He avoided tempo fluctuations that were common in interpretations of his era, and he devoted much attention to ensemble balance. His recordings are notable for “discipline, rhythmic tautness and expressive intensity.” This production features soloists Maurice Andre, Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter, as well as the Muenchener Bach-Chor and the Muenchener Bach-Orchester.

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