Wege Zur Musik: Der Messias
Format: COMPACT DISC
Stockerl, Hans Jürgen; Heidenreich, Gert; Baumann, Christian
Part of BR Klassik’s Paths to Music series, this new release showcases Handel’s most famous work, The Messiah. Markus Vanhoefer provides an enlightening introduction to the work, which is performed here by the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the B’Rock Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent. Thanks to its special homogeneous sound and its stylistic versatility, covering every area of choral singing from the medieval motet to contemporary music, and from oratorios to operas, the Bavarian Radio Chorus enjoys top prestige throughout the world. Its main points of focus fall on the great choral symphonies, contemporary vocal music and joint performances with such period ensembles as Il Giardino Armonico, Concerto Köln and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.