Handel - Messiah (arr. Mozart) (Blu-ray) | Unitel Edition 803504

Handel - Messiah (arr. Mozart) (Blu-ray)

£28.76

Label: Unitel Edition

Cat No: 803504

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Expected Release Date: 14th August 2020

Contents

Artists

Elena Tsallagova (soprano)
Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto)
Richard Croft (tenor)
Jose Coca Loza (bass)
Alexis Fousekis (dancer)
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Les Musiciens du Louvre

Conductor

Marc Minkowski

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56 (arr. Mozart)

Artists

Elena Tsallagova (soprano)
Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto)
Richard Croft (tenor)
Jose Coca Loza (bass)
Alexis Fousekis (dancer)
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Les Musiciens du Louvre

Conductor

Marc Minkowski

About

Known as a creator of astonishing images, stage director and visual artist Robert Wilson delivers a magnificent production of Mozart’s adaption of Handel’s Messiah. Mozart was commissioned by Gottfried van Swieten to modernise the score fifty years after Handel’s popular composition (1742), mainly by arranging the wind parts and partially re-composing them. With Marc Minkowski a conductor has been engaged who understands perfectly how to combine baroque style with the tonal possibilities of an orchestra of the classical period like the Musiciens du Louvre. The excellent soloist quartet with Elena TsallagovaWiebke LehmkuhlRichard Croft and José Coca Loza merges perfectly into Wilson’s enormous flood of images.

“A complete artwork” – Opernglas

“stunningly beautiful” – BR Klassik

“A stellar moment for the music” – orf.at

“Timelessly beautiful” – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Dancer: Alexis Fousekis
Old Man: Max Harris
A Child: Leopoldine Richards

Staged by Robert Wilson
Recording date: Haus für Mozart, Mozartwoche Salzburg, 2020
Sound format: PCM Stereo, DTS-HD MA 5.1
Picture: NTSC, 16:9 // 1080i
Subtitles: German (original language), English, French, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 135 mins

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