Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)

Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)

Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)
CKD 285
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This superb 139 minute recording, which features the Messiah as premiered by Handel in Dublin in 1742, was named the winner of Baroque Vocal Album of the Year in the 2007 Gramophone Awards.

The Dunedin Consort's Dublin version of Messiah was Linn's fastest selling album of 2006 and was described in many publications as the top choice Messiah for 2006. The recording was given four stars by The Times, The Guardian and BBC Music Magazine, chosen as 'Album of the Day' on and selected in The Scotsman's 'Top Ten classical music moments of 2006'. This sought-after recording was also a winner at the 2007 Gramophone Awards.

What makes this Messiah so special is that it is the first recording to seriously explore the version and performing forces that Handel used for his legendary Dublin premiere. This unique recording signifies an exciting and historically considered representation of Messiah, which recaptures something of the freshness of the first public performances.