10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful spiritual experience,
This review is from: Handel: Messiah (1751 version) (Edward Higginbottom) (Naxos) (Audio CD)
I have a number of recordings of Messiah on both LP and CD, but this outstrips them all. When I returned home having purchased the recording I decided to sample one or two tracks and then listen to the full performance at a later date. I was, however, captivated from the first notes and played the entire performance from beginning to end. There is terrific energy in this version and every note sounds newly minted. The singing is first rate and the treble soloists are outstandingly good.