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Right now, we're championing the recording of Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 by The Sixteen & Harry Christophers. It’s available on Apple Music and you can stream it now or save it to your library.
November’s Essential Classical Album as chosen by Apple Music features arguably the most famous oratorio ever written and certainly Handel’s best known work.
Messiah needs little introduction. Composed in a staggering twenty-four days it was first performed in Dublin in 1742, receiving a rapturous welcome.
On this studio recording from conductor Harry Christophers, The Sixteen are joined by four soloists - all revered Handelians who have had a long association with The Sixteen (including the great Mark Padmore).
Admirers of Harry Christophers and his exemplary choral ensemble The Sixteen will no doubt appreciate this release of George Frederick Handel's Messiah, especially because the group is almost ideal in size, sonority, and technical mastery to render this work in the best period performance style.
The recording is very suitable for Christmas listening, and also forms the culmination of The Sixteen's 40th year.
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