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HANDEL, G.F.: Messiah (Gauvin, Blaze, Muller, Polegato, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra, Taurins)

Composer(s):Handel, George Frideric
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue TMK1016CD2
Label Tafelmusik
Quality   320kbps
 
 
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Review By Brigitte Dunwoody,Le BabillART,November 2014

Jeanne Lamon, directrice et chef du Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra et Ivars Taurins pour le Chamber Choir sont réunis sur ce nouvel abum de 21 chefs-d’œuvre de George Frideric Handel, Handel—Best of Messiah. L’orchestre s’est produit dans les plus prestigieuses salles de concert de l’Europe et à travers le monde. Il cumule à son crédit plus de 80 enregistrements et a été récompensé de multiples prix incluant un Juno. Avec une excellente distribution de solistes, dont la soprano québécoise Karina Gauvin, le contre-ténor Robin Blaze, le ténor Rufus Müller et le baryton Brett Polegato. Le disque a été enregistré « live »

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Review By Tobin Sparfeld,Choral Journal,June 2014

The twenty-four-voice ensemble performs energetically and with clean diction throughout the oratorio. The singers ably communicate the text with subtlety of phrasing and direction, such as a slight crescendo on “the mighty God, the everlasting Father,” and also in repetitive declamations that exist in the “Hallelujah” Chorus. Their reliable intonation is highlighted in chromatic movements such as “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs” and “Since By Man Came Death.”

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Review By Delia Agúndez,Ritmo,January 2014

El público general ha de saber que El Mesías es una de las creaciones musicales más desbordantes que se hayan compuesto jamás. Partiendo de tal premisa y de la multitud de versiones que existen, el sentido auditivo debe permitirse el lujo de tolerar tan solo las que permitan una placentera vivencia. Es tan vasta la trayectoria de Tafelmusik, veterana orquesta barroca canadiense que, junto a su coro, escogió este oratorio para inaugurar la grabación de sus conciertos en directo dentro de su propio sello discográfico. La versión sigue una concepción muy estricta en lo que respecta a los criterios históricos de interpretación y a la elección instrumental y vocal. Un reducido ensemble y un coro de

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Review By Lisa Flynn,WFMT (Chicago),December 2012

The Best Christmas Recordings of 2012

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel’s masterpiece. This recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists—Karina Gauvin, Robin Blaze, Rufus Müller and Brett Polegato. Tafelmusik recreates the spirit and vitality of Handel’s own 18th-century productions. © 2012 WFMT (Chicago)








 

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