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Handel - Messiah [Hybrid SACD, SACD]

Mark Padmore Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Oct 2007)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Lso Live
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,514 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Sinfonia
2. Comfort Ye My People
3. Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
4. And the Glory of the Lord
5. Thus Saith the Lord
6. But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn (tenor)
2. He Trusted in God
3. Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
4. Behold, and See If There Be Any Sorrow
5. He Was Cut Off Out of the Land of the Living
6. But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell (tenor)
See all 28 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Comfort Ye My People
2. Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
3. And the Glory of the Lord
4. But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?
5. For Unto Us a Child Is Born
6. Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion
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Bonus DVD

The bonus DVD features highlights from the performances in December 2006 and an interview with Sir Colin Davis.

Total DVD playing time 50m50 Region 0, NTSC English only (no subtitles)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection 15 Dec 2011
By tmoklc
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to imagine another orchestra and chorus coming as close to perfection as the LSO do on this disc. With even tempo, clear articulation and well-mannered dynamics throughout, I imagine Handel himself would have felt his composition was given as fine a treatment as any. The piece itself needs no introduction. If the climax on this recording of the Hallelujah chorus doesn't send chills down your spine while simultaneously uplifting your soul, well, I don't know what will! Absolutely magnificent.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Messiah 24 Mar 2009
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For me, the Messiah never disppoints, neither the Person nor the music but some recordings do and this is one such. It was launched with a great fanfare, mostly about the singing of the Tenebrae Choir, or so it seemed to me, but I find it disappointing in important respects.
Mind you, there are very good things in this purchase. The sound is wonderful. I also very much enjoyed the accompanying DVD. It was great to see the action as well as hear it and the memory lingers of Colin Davis's obvious delight in conducting it. The LSO plays very well and combines with the choir to produce glorious sounds. The choir - small forces as compared with Sargent's day - fulfils all its claims and sings beautifully, bringing out the meaning of the words clearly in word and interpretation. I also found the male soloists very good.
However, the recording was spoiled for me by the female vocalists. Big reputations sometimes are diminished by performance and so it is here. I realise a review is a personal reflection, which makes me careful not to be harshly critical, and some think this recording is wonderful ( see other reviews here) but I think it will not have the staying power of Colin Davis's earlier recording, in spite of all the modern technical advances which produce exceptional sound here. I give it three stars as a good but unexceptional recording. Four would be too high, for it is not an 'almost great' one.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST version of the Messiah i've ever heard 12 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge Handel fan and have a number of these recordings at home. This is by far the most expertly and poignantly played of my collection. Tenebrae are definitely one of the leading choirs in the world today and the LSO never fail to impress. My favourite soloist is definitely Sara Mingardo whose rendition of 'But who may abide the day of his coming?' is quite exquisite. I would recommend this to all and sundry. I need not mention how great Sir Colin Davis is at conducting this, he's truly a legend!

There is also a bonus DVD which is quite lovely. Bravo LSO!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 4 July 2014
By R
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LSO are awesome!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was very pleased with this CD 4 Jun 2014
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This was a good recording, with good guide notes to compliment.The CD arrived promptly well before the given delivery date.
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