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This review is from: Handel: The Messiah (Audio CD)
Koopmann and his band of singers and players present a thoroughly convincing and enjoyable reading of this inexhaustible work. There can be no ideal recommendation, but this is as good as any and far better than most.
The style of playing is authentic but not in the least artificial. The singing and soloists are a delight. The recording excellent. This conductor always carries conviction and applies himself to each new challenge with insight and sensitivity.
Thoroughly recommended - personally (after having loved the work for over 50 years) this would be my 'Desert Island' choice of Messiah!