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    George Frideric Handel


    Handel's Messiah is arguably the most frequently performed oratorio in the history of sacred music.

    Hans-Christoph Rademann
    Hans-Christoph Rademann © Holger Schneider

    Dorothee Mields | soprano
    Marie Henriette Reinhold | contralto
    Benedikt Kristjánsson | tenor
    Tobias Berndt | bass

    Hans-Christoph Rademann | direction
    Orchestra and Gaechinger Cantorey Choir

    Sung in English, surtitled in French

    A spectacular work, Messiah is without doubt the most frequently performed oratorio in the history of sacred music. The libretto is in stark contrast to the composer's other works of this genre. Instead of a majestic dramatic narrative, the text of Messiah focuses primarily on the theme of prophecy and meditation. Beyond its famous 'Hallelujah', Messiah illustrates, throughout its three parts, the full splendour of Handel's symphonic and choral writing.


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