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Handel: Messiah; Israel in Egypt - Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor); David Thomas (bass); Emily van Evera (soprano); Emma Kirkby (soprano);...
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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
  2. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
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This double-bill of oratorio brings Handel's seasonal favorite, Messiah, together with the less familiar but compelling Israel in Egypt, both performed by the Taverner Choir & Players and conductor Andrew Parrott. The pairing is interesting: while it might deter some of those looking for a stand-alone recording of Messiah, it might also encourage some listeners who come looking for Messiah to expand their Handel horizons. Parrott's fastidious conducting is to Handel what the Oxford shirt is to men's clothing: buttoned down, ...

Handel: Messiah; Israel in Egypt 2004, Virgin

UPC: 724356239029