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Handel: Messiah - Academy of Ancient Music; Carolyn Watkinson (contralto); Emma Kirkby (soprano); Judith Nelson (soprano); Paul Elliott (tenor); Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford (choir, chorus); Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: 1754 Foundling Hospital Version
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Recordings like Christopher Hogwood's Messiah are perfect vehicles for the debate of the authentic instrument movement in music. Especially here, since a work as well known to a wide general audience as the Messiah (the recordings of which number in the thousands) will get a number of varied reactions depending upon the performance. Hogwood, although known to many as a "father" (of sorts) to the authentic movement in music, was actually the keyboardist in Neville Marriner's Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields before leaving ...

Handel: Messiah 1991, L'Oiseau-Lyre

UPC: 028943048828