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Emmanuelle Haïm|Handel: Messiah

Handel: Messiah

Emmanuelle Haïm

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A spectacular version on period instruments in historically informed style, Emmanuelle Haïm's rendition of George Frideric Handel's Messiah with Le Concert d'Astrée was among the finest to appear in 2014. Vigorous in rhythm and brisk in tempo, the performance is extremely lively and exciting, without a trace of traditional religiosity or stodginess, and the drama inherent in Handel's music is brilliantly realized in the energetic singing and playing. Featuring soprano Lucy Crowe, countertenor Andrew Staples, tenor Tim Mead, and bass Christopher Purves in a well-balanced quartet, and a chamber choir and orchestra that are as limber as they are lean, the oratorio moves at a rapid clip and takes little time to brood. Even the customarily slow numbers move along at a comfortable walking pace, and Haïm ensures that they maintain interest through transparent textures, fresh ornamentation, and forward momentum. This interpretation may be a little too exciting for listeners who like their Messiah reflective and reverent, but fans of the streamlined counterpoint and scintillating timbres of Baroque performance practice will enjoy the vitality and bright sonorities of this recording. Highly recommended, whether on CD, SACD, or digital download.
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1
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: Grave - Allegro moderato
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:56

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

2
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Comfort ye my people" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:52

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

3
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Ev'ry valley shall be exalted" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:03:04

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

4
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:30

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

5
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts" (Bass)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:25

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Purves, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

6
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "But who may abide the day of His coming?" (Alto)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:04:11

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Tim Mead, Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

7
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "And he shall purify" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:25

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

8
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" (Alto)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:25

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Tim Mead, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

9
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" (Alto, Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:04:54

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Tim Mead, Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

10
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "For behold, darkness shall cover the earth" (Bass)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:16

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Purves, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

11
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "The people that walked in darkness" (Bass)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:03:37

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Purves, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

12
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 1, Scene 3: Chorus. "For Unto Us a Child Is Born"
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:03:53

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Chorus

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2014 Parlophone Records Limited

13
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: Larghetto e mezzo piano
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:34

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

14
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "There were shepherds abiding in the field" (Soprano)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:10

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

15
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them" (Soprano)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:16

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

16
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "And the angel said unto them" (Soprano)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:30

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

17
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "And suddenly there was with the angel" (Soprano)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:17

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

18
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Glory to God in the highest" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:53

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

19
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion" (Soprano)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:04:04

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

20
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd" (Alto)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:24

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Tim Mead, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

21
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1:"He shall feed His flock like a shepherd" (Alto, Soprano)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:05:17

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Tim Mead, Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

22
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "His yoke is easy, His burthen is light" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:19

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

23
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Behold the Lamb of God" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:31

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

24
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "He was despised" (Alto)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:10:11

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Tim Mead, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

25
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Surely He hath borne our griefs" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:47

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

26
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "And with His stripes we are healed" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:05

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Le Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

27
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "All we, like sheep, have gone astray" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:03:24

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

28
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:41

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

29
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "He trusted in God" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:20

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

30
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Thy rebuke hath broken His heart" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:22

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

31
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:29

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

32
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "He was cut off out of the land of the living" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:15

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

33
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:09

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

34
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Lift up your heads, O ye gates" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:56

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

35
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Unto which of the angels said He at any time" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:14

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

36
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Let all the angels of God worship Him" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:29

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

37
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Thou art gone up on high" (Alto)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:51

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Tim Mead, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

38
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "The Lord gave the word" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:06

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

39
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "How beautiful are the feet" (Soprano)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:20

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

40
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Their sound is gone out into all lands" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:23

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

41
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Why do the nations so furiously rage together" (Bass)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:02:43

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Purves, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

42
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Let us break their bonds asunder" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:40

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

43
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "He that dwelleth in heaven" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:10

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

44
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron" (Tenor)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:50

Andrew Staples, Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

45
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2, Scene 7: Chorus. "Hallelujah"
Choeur Le Concert d'Astrée
00:03:38

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra - Choeur Le Concert d'Astrée, Chorus

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. A Warner Classics/Erato release, ℗ 2014 Parlophone Records Limited

46
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 3: "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" (Soprano)
Lucy Crowe
00:05:59

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Lucy Crowe, Soprano Vocals - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

47
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 3: "Since by man came death" (Chorus)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:01:59

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist - Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Choir, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

48
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 3: "Behold, I tell you a mystery" (Bass)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:38

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Purves, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

49
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 3: "The trumpet shall sound" (Bass)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:08:43

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Purves, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

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Messiah, HWV 56, Part 3: "Then shall be brought to pass the saying" (Alto)
Emmanuelle Haïm
00:00:15

George Frideric Handel, Composer - Emmanuelle Haim, Conductor, MainArtist - Christopher Purves, Bass Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Tim Mead, Counter-Tenor Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestra, FeaturedArtist

© 2014 Parlophone Records Limited, A Warner Music Group Company. ℗ 2014 Erato/Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd.

Album Description

A spectacular version on period instruments in historically informed style, Emmanuelle Haïm's rendition of George Frideric Handel's Messiah with Le Concert d'Astrée was among the finest to appear in 2014. Vigorous in rhythm and brisk in tempo, the performance is extremely lively and exciting, without a trace of traditional religiosity or stodginess, and the drama inherent in Handel's music is brilliantly realized in the energetic singing and playing. Featuring soprano Lucy Crowe, countertenor Andrew Staples, tenor Tim Mead, and bass Christopher Purves in a well-balanced quartet, and a chamber choir and orchestra that are as limber as they are lean, the oratorio moves at a rapid clip and takes little time to brood. Even the customarily slow numbers move along at a comfortable walking pace, and Haïm ensures that they maintain interest through transparent textures, fresh ornamentation, and forward momentum. This interpretation may be a little too exciting for listeners who like their Messiah reflective and reverent, but fans of the streamlined counterpoint and scintillating timbres of Baroque performance practice will enjoy the vitality and bright sonorities of this recording. Highly recommended, whether on CD, SACD, or digital download.
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