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Handel: Messiah / Karina Gauvin, Robin Blaze, Rufus Muller, Brett Polegato. Tafelmusik

> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Surely, He hath borne our griefs (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: And with His stripes we are healed (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: All we like sheep have gone astray (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Accompanied: All they that see Him Laugh Him to scorn (Tenor)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (Tenor)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Arioso: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (Tenor)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Accompanied: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Soprano)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell (Soprano)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Lift up your heads, O ye gates (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Recitative: Unto which of the Angels (Tenor) - Let all the angels (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Air: Thou art gone up on high (Alto)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: The Lord gave the word (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Air: How beautiful are the feet (Soprano)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Their sound is gone out into all lands (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Bass)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Let us break their bonds asunder (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven (Tenor) - Air: Thour shalt break them (Tenor)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part II: Hallelujah (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Air: I know that my redeemer liveth (Soprano)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Since by man came death (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Accompanied: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Air: The trumpet shall sound (Bass)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass the saying (Alto) - Duet: O death, where is thy sting? (Alto, Tenor)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: But thanks be to God (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Air: If God be for us (Soprano)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (Chorus)
> Messiah, HWV 56 - Part III: Amen (Chorus)

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists including Karina Gauvin, Robin Blaze, Rufus Müller and Brett Polegatol. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year.

WQXR (New York)
... it goes to show the staying power and versatility of this Christmas-season favorite.

Musical Toronto
The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir was beautifully balanced, the orchestra a burnished wonder of gentle texture and sharp rhythm.

Audio Video Club of Atlanta
The big choruses such as "Hallelujah! The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth" and "Worthy is the Lamb" are grand and glorious .

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Generally the pacing is on the relaxed and restrained side. Certainly he has developed in his 24-member choir an ensemble of tonal sheen, tight precision, and balance of parts. Among the soloists, Polegato has the most assertive personality. Countertenor Blaze makes a good showing in all the alto parts. She also delivers the most purely beautiful singing of the four. The recording, taken from concert performances in December 2011, is quite free of audience noises and crystal clear.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory, Toronto, Canada (12/14/2011-12/17/2011).



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
  • Conductor: Ivars Taurins
  • Ensemble: Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory, Toronto, Canada (12/14/2011-12/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741