Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MESSIAH 

For Unto Us a Child is Born 

by George Frederick Handel 

The Monteverdi Choir 

 John Eliot Gardiner, conductor


4 comments:

  1. An excellent rendition of my favorite Messiah chorus! The runs are executed so cleanly and so precisely.

    Back in the day, when I was singing with the Choral Arts Society of Washington (I was an alto), I always looked forward to singing this particular chorus the most.

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  2. This us the finest performance of this great chorus I've ever heard. It's as light, as delicate as bouncy and as beautiful as it could be. each note is perfectly formed like an individual snowflake -- a unique individual that is, nevertheless, a logical part of the whole.

    The Cambridge Singers come a very close second to this. In some ways their rendition is warmer, but THIS is as close to perfection as any human endeavor could possibly get.

    ~ FT

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  3. Again I can't say enough for this incredibly good realization of Handel's ideal vision.

    I wonder how many know that stuff of this high a quality makes it possible to enjoy all the joys of dancing without having to get up wherever one happens to be sitting?

    A Dance of the Mind and Soul that may be experienced joyfully at any age, because it is a SPIRITUAL rather than a physical, earthbound thing.

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  4. Choral singing just doesn't get any better than this, FT. It's really wonderful.

    Helen Hghwater

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