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Handel, Harwood, Baker
Genres: Special Interest, Classical


CD Details

All Artists: Handel, Harwood, Baker, Mackerras
Title: Messiah
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Release Date: 5/1/1990
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 077776274829

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CD Reviews

My Favorite Messiah!
Erin Matthiessen | Portland, OR USA | 10/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an eccentric choice of "best" Messiah recording, but I love it for it's restrained emotionalism. In a very British way, it is both soulful and dignified. Harwood and Baker's duet "He Shall Feed His Flock" exemplifies all the best of this recording: committed, heartfelt, superbly even radiantly sung. All of these singers are wonderful, and unjustly forgotten in our time.
If you want historical "authenticity" (which is really a nonsequitir in music), this is probably not for you. Choose this if you want full-throated singing and full-bodied musicmaking."