Handel Messiah Harper/Watts/Wakefield/Shirley-Quir

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G. F. HANDEL

Messiah
Harper/Watts/Wakefield/Shirley-Quirk
London Symphony Orchestra
and Chorus
Sir Colin Davis
Int. Release 02 Jan. 2001
2 CDs / Download
0289 464 7032 9 2 CDs ADD DM2
Blu-ray Audio DH


Track List

CD 1: Handel: Messiah

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 1

London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Wakefield, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Helen Watts, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Helen Watts, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Helen Watts, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Heather Harper, Helen Watts, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Pt. 2

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Helen Watts, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:08:57

CD 2: Handel: Messiah

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 2

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Wakefield, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Wakefield, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis, John Wakefield

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Wakefield, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis, London Symphony Chorus

Helen Watts, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis, John Shirley-Quirk

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Wakefield, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Pt. 3

Heather Harper, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

John Shirley-Quirk, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Helen Watts, John Wakefield, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Heather Harper, Helen Watts, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

Total Playing Time: 1:14:38

Colin Davis has made several recordings of "Messiah", but this highly acclaimed 1966 release originally defined his preferred interpretive approach, employing an appropriately scaled, moderate sized chorus and orchestra of modern instruments with tasteful ornamentation. His soloists (especially Heather Harper and Helen Watts) are just about ideal. Everything is as smooth as silk . . . As a modern instruments' "Messiah" performance, this has always ranked with the best.