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Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Joan Sutherland - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (1992)

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Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Joan Sutherland - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (1992)

Richard Bonynge, English Chamber Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers, Joan Sutherland - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 696 Mb | Total time: 146:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 433 740-2 | Recorded: 1970

It should not be all that much of a surprise to anyone familiar with Bonynge that this set would be memorable. Bonynge has worked not only with the Ambroasian Singers, but each of the soloists as well. Joan Sutherland without a doubt the strongest of the four soloists. She handles her role with ease, using the skills she has as a Bel Canto specialist to maneuver Handel's trills and flourishes. Two soloists who truly get a vocal workout are Hugette Tourangeau who sings the contralto role and bass Tom Krause. Though listeners may love the vocal fireworks Handel includes in the score, it is rather difficult terrain for the lower voices, but Tourangeau and Krause do a spectacular job. Many listeners may also realize that other basses have simplified their parts whereas Krause accepts the vocal challenges and he does more than accept, he achieves success. Werner Krenn's light tenor is suited for his parts.

Benoit Haller, La Chapelle Rhenane - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (2013)

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Benoit Haller, La Chapelle Rhenane - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (2013)

Benoît Haller, La Chapelle Rhénane - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 714 Mb | Total time: 72:04+70:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617243 | Recorded: 2012

Benoit Haller and his Strasbourg-based ensemble, La Chappelle Rhénane, would only agree to make a live recording of this work, whose immense popularity is reflected in its virtually uninterrupted performing tradition. Here is a powerful and highly personal version of this timeless, universal masterpiece, marked by the intense commitment of [only] twelve vocal soloists chosen for their specific vocal colour and their fidelity to Handel's music.

Helmuth Rilling, Oregon Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (1997)

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Helmuth Rilling, Oregon Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (1997)

Helmuth Rilling, Oregon Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra - George Frideric Handel: Messiah (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 648 Mb | Total time: 64:01+68:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler | # 98.198 | Recorded: 1997

Helmuth Rilling is perhaps better known for his extensive recordings of Bach Cantatas, and here, I can only say that this is a very "Bach"-like approach to Handel's oratorio, with severe attention being given to the various themes, each being given weight and purpose. The Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra & Chorus both perform admirably, giving exact attention to Rilling's tempos. Among the soloists, Sibylla Rubens had the most pleasing, lightest tone, with alto Ingeborg Danz and baritone Thomas Quasthoff both swallowed and thick in their vocal qualities, and tenor James Taylor, giving a light, inconsequential reading to his arias. And since the soloists are also under the stern eye of Rilling's rigid direction, they are given little opportunity to bring an iota of warmth or emotion to their readings.

messiah - Twenty First Century Jesus (1993) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings} **[RE-UP]**

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messiah - Twenty First Century Jesus (1993) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings} **[RE-UP]**

messiah - Twenty First Century Jesus (1993) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 264 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 62 mb
Genre: electronica, dance, techno, hardcore electronica

Twenty First Century Jesus is the 1993 debut album by Ali Ghani and Mark Davies, who were known as Messiah. They released one album on Rick Rubin's american recordings subsidiary WHTE LBLS before moving to another label for their second and last project.

Justin Doyle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin - Handel: Messiah (2020)

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Justin Doyle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin - Handel: Messiah (2020)

Justin Doyle, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin - Handel: Messiah (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 697 Mb | Total time: 83:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC5186853 | Recorded: 2020

The RIAS-Kammerchor Berlin and its chief conductor Justin Doyle present Handel’s Messiah, together with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and an all-British quartet of outstanding soloists, consisting of Julia Doyle (soprano), Tim Mead (countertenor), Thomas Hobbs (tenor) and Roderick Williams (bass). Messiah (1742) is not only Handel’s most famous work, but equally one of the cornerstones of British choral culture. Over the years, a tradition of mass performances full of pomp and circumstance took root, with the "Hallelujah" as a showstopper. This new period-instruments recording, however, aims to bring the piece back to the size and intimacy of the earliest performances.

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)

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Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Gaechinger Cantorey - Handel: Messiah (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 665 Mb | Total time: 74:49+62:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accentus Music | ACC30499 | Recorded: 2019

Handel's 'Messiah' is one of the most sung oratorios in the world and its great choruses and arias can be heard on countless classical collections. From its premiere to the present day, this great sacred work enjoys almost unbroken popularity and has always fascinated audiences and musicians alike. In the chapter "Resurrection of George Frideric Handel" of his book "Decisive Moments in History", Stefan Zweig provides a particularly colourful description of Handel’s "Messiah". Starting from the fresh spirit of the work, he creates a lively story that lets the reader look over his shoulder as he composes the work. In it, he illustrates the timelessness and special position of this great composition in the context of music history.

Jane Glover, Northern Sinfonia, Huddersfield Choral Society - Handel: Messiah (2011)

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Jane Glover, Northern Sinfonia, Huddersfield Choral Society - Handel: Messiah (2011)

Jane Glover, Northern Sinfonia, Huddersfield Choral Society - Handel: Messiah (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 646 Mb | Total time: 71:17+67:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | SIGCD246 | Recorded: 2010

The Huddersfield Choral society has one of the longest and most fruitful relationships with Handel s famous Messiah than perhaps any other chorus in the world: they first performed it in concert during their inception year of 1836, and have continued to do so annually since 1860 with concerts the world over as well as in their hometown of Huddersfield. Recorded live in concert in December 2010, this new recording combines the famous ensemble with the Northern Sinfonia and four world-class professionals, under the direction of Jane Glover CBE. The disc begins with John Wainwright s Christians Awake , a traditional addition to the Messiah programme at their concerts in Huddersfield.

Handel Edition Vol. 4 - Messiah; Samson; Arias from Rinaldo and other operas [6CDs] (2008)

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Handel Edition Vol. 4 - Messiah; Samson; Arias from Rinaldo and other operas [6CDs] (2008)

Handel Edition Vol. 4 - Messiah; Samson; Arias from Rinaldo and other operas (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2.06 Gb | Total time: 7h 30'33'' | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 2564 69568-6 | Recorded: 1974, 1978, 1982, 1994

The performance here of Samson is definitive. It is lively, colourful and highly dramatic. There is no comparison with the tedious performance by the Sixteen on Coro. The performance of the Messiah with limited modern instrumental forces of the English Chamber Orchestra and Chorus with very good soloists doesn't sacrifice grandeur nor does it go to the other extreme of over-blown pomp. It is a very good performamce on modern instruments under the direction of the Baroque music specialist conductor Raymond Leppard.

Václav Luks, Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Handel: Messiah (2019)

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Václav Luks, Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Handel: Messiah (2019)

Václav Luks, Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704 - Handel: Messiah (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 668 Mb | Total time: 48:43+81:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent Records ‎| ACC24354 | Recorded: 2018

Handel’s Messiah is already very well represented on the market with dozens of existing recordings and new productions appearing at regular intervals. Yet this is a very special version, carefully crafted by the Prague-based Collegium Vocale and Collegium 1704 under the baton of Vaclav Luks, founder of the ensemble and one of the most exciting conductors of the Baroque and Classical repertoire. The fine young singers Giulia Semenzato, Benno Schachtner, Krystian Adam, and Krešimir Stražanac joined the ensembles for two moving live performances in Prague’s Rudolfinum in March 2018, and those performances are now presented here.

Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (US CD5) (1992) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings} **[RE-UP]**

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Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (US CD5) (1992) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings} **[RE-UP]**

Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (US CD5) (1992) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 156 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 54 mb
Genre: electronica, techno, breakbeat, dance

"Temple Of Dreams" is the 1992 single by electronic duo Messiah. This was a preview of their debut CD, (21st Century Jesus) (shown as Twenty First Century Jesus in some countries). This single features five mixes of "Temple Of Dreams" plus another song that would be on their album. This was released on WHTE LBLS, distributed through Rick Rubin's american recordings.

Messiah - Fracmont (2020)

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Messiah - Fracmont (2020)

Messiah - Fracmont (2020)
Switzerland | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115 MB
Death/Thrash Metal | Label : High Roller Records

The metal comeback of the year. 26 years have passed since the last album (Underground from 1994) of the Swiss Thrash Metal band MESSIAH. In 2017 the band celebrates their comeback with their classic line up and in 2020 they release their long awaited new album "Fracmont".

Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)

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Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)

Jonathan Griffith, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Youth Choir of Great Britain - Handel: Messiah … Refreshed! (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 727 Mb | Total time: 134:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Records | SIGCD610 | Recorded: 2019

The Goossens Messiah, recorded for the first and only time by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under Sir Thomas Beecham, has stood as a landmark of the classical catalogue for sixty years. Goossens’ richly orchestrated version is set to reach a new audience thanks to Maestro Griffith and DCINY, New York City’s leading promoter of classical music. They gathered at Abbey Road Studios in London in July 2019, to record the work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a chorus comprising of sixty members of The Jonathan Griffith Singers, drawn from around the world and sixty members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The new recording has captured the score’s vibrant tone colours in thrilling high-definition sound.

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)

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Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)

Diego Fasolis, I Barocchisti, Coro della Svizzera Italiana - Handel: Messiah (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 629 Mb | Total time: 141:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arts | # 47627-2 | Recorded: 2000

MESSIAH is one of Handel's most popular works. Devised in 1741, the spectacular piece was made public the following year, to huge acclaim. The three-part oratorio is performed by a number of notable names here, including Lynne Dawson (soprano); Guillemette Laurens (mezzo-soprano); Charles Daniels (tenor); Antonio Abete (bass); Coro Della Radio Svizzerra; and conductor Diego Fasolis. The sparkling mix adds a new clarity to Handel's masterpiece, making this a very special release that easily transcends the ravages of time.

Anders Öhrwall, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Stockholm Bach Choir - George Frederick Handel: Messiah (1997)

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Anders Öhrwall, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Stockholm Bach Choir - George Frederick Handel: Messiah (1997)

Anders Öhrwall, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Stockholm Bach Choir - George Frederick Handel: Messiah (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 71:03+60:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Smedish Society | SCD 1063-64 | Recorded: 1982

Handel's Messiah is increasingly performed in authentic Baroque style and with period techniques, and this version by conductor Anders Öhrwall, the Stockholm Bach Choir, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra falls in line with the trend. While there is no clear indication that the instruments are anything but modern, the orchestral sound is imbued with a glossy string sound and transparent textures supported by a basso continuo that includes both harpsichord and organ, and the choir's scaled-down size gives it the transparency associated with Baroque choral singing.

Philipp von Steinaecker, Musica Saeculorum - Handel: Messiah (2010)

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Philipp von Steinaecker, Musica Saeculorum - Handel: Messiah (2010)

Philipp von Steinaecker, Musica Saeculorum - Handel: Messiah (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.18 Gb | Total time: 134:20+152 (bonus) | Scans included
Classical | Label: ORF | ORF CD 3112 | Recorded: 2009

This 2009 live performance by German-based chamber ensemble Musica Saeculorum under the direction of Philipp von Steinaecker is a pure, polished recording; sharply defined and alternately musical and muscular in it's sensibility. Despite their German origin, this is a English language performance, with nary a hint of accent detectable; indeed, this is a sparkling performance from all involved, with crisp diction, razor-sharp attacks and both the orchestral and choral forces moving as one. Tenor Daniel Johannsen is electrifying in his solos, with crystal-clear singing and a heroic tone. Bass Dominik Wörner is similarly potent in his arias, bringing high drama and technique to his arias.