Handel, Messiah, "I know that my Redeemer liveth" (FULL)

Handel Messiah

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“…one instantly knows that this is going to be a finely played and sensitively directed performance … time and again I was impressed by exquisitely shaded string-playing … this is one of the best-played recordings of Messiah.”  -Gramophone

“I deem it a desert-island Messiah… for me this is the performance of Messiah to own.” -Fanfare

“I cannot remember a Messiah presentation as uniformly ‘spot-on’ as this year’s by Ivars Taurins’ Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra.” -The Globe and Mail 
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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of the baroque masterpiece Handel’s Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel’s own 18th-century productions. “Superhuman”, “spot-on”, “crisp” and “inspired” are just a few of the words critics have used to describe Tafelmusik’s Messiah. A perennial favourite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik’s Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Directed by Ivars Taurins
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Robin Blaze, countertenor
Rufus Müller, tenor
Brett Polegato, baritone
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir


 Handel Messiah

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Tafelmusik Media

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December, 2011 at Koerner Hall, Toronto


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