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Handel: Messiah
 
 
Artist
Donna Brown, Cornelia Kallisch, Roberto Sacca & others. Gachinger Kantorei. Bach-Collegium Stuttgart. Helmuth Rilling, conductor.
Studio Arthaus Musik
Format DVD Full screen
DVD Encoding
Worldwide  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 807280117592
Runtime/Release Date 2 hrs 16 mins/2004
Daedalus Item Code 25777
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Helmuth Rilling conducts Mozart's 1789 arrangement of Handel's "Grand Musical Entertainment." According to Rilling, the details make this arrangement so fascinating: dynamic changes, a different segmentation of solo and chorus parts, the instruments modulated to the tone characteristic of Mozart's time. "Actually," says Rilling, "this Messiah is a new work, more colourful, and very interesting!"

"It is curious that the first DVD of Messiah should be Mozart's German version, and the additional scoring for woodwind, horns and brass certainly gives the orchestra an 18th-century sound, while the three trombones add to the weight of the choruses…. Rilling has opted for a traditional rather than a period-style performance … [with] spacious, though not leaden, tempi. The result remains enjoyable and quite fresh. Rilling has a splendid team of soloists, and an excellent chorus. No one could complain of a lack of power and impact in 'Hallelujah,' and the closing 'Würdig is das Lamm' and 'Amen' are equally impressive. The key solos all come off well…. The camera angles are not too fussy, and the backcloth of the Stadtkirche Ellwangen in Stuttgart is visually pleasing."—Penguin Guide

"I was particularly impressed by Cornelia Kallisch; her singing of 'He was despised'' is beautifully controlled and her declamation clear and affecting … [Donna Brown's] light-textured voice, sometimes recalling the youthful Ameling, is ideal in this repertory. The bass Alastair Miles is the British member of the team and his contribution is a strong one. His vigorous account of 'Why do the nations so furiously rage together?' complemented by Mozart's timpani, comes over fluently and with pleasing attention to detail…. The orchestral playing is polished and alert."—Gramophone, on the original CD issue.

 
 
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