Handel: Messiah - Hogwood (DVD)

Warner Classics
$39.99
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SKU:
0630178342
Artist:
Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Elliott, David Thomas, Academy of Ancient Music, Westminster Cathedral Choir, Christopher Hogwood

Judith Nelson (soprano I), Emma Kirkby (soprano II), Carolyn Watkinson (contralto), Paul Elliott (tenor), David Thomas (bass)

Academy of Ancient Music, Westminster Cathedral Choir, Christopher Hogwood

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Reviews:

Gramophone Magazine

"…the lovely sound and supreme musicality of this performance… The authoritative David Thomas relishes every moment; Carolyn Watkinson brings tender dignity to 'He was despised'; Emma Kirkby has less to do than Judith Nelson but steals the show with her 'refiner's fire'. Despite minor reservations, this is an engrossing experience."

Penguin Guide

4 Stars
Rosette

"an enjoyably fresh 'traditional-period' performance which is beautifully sung and a pleasure to watch but one can hear every word and the backcloth of Westminster Abbey is well used by the camera to provide a visual treat.