Handel - Messiah | Avie AV2208

Handel - Messiah


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Label: Avie

Cat No: AV2208

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 24th October 2011



Apolloís Fire


Jeannette Sorrell


Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56


Apolloís Fire


Jeannette Sorrell


Apolloís Fire and their founder/director Jeannette Sorrell present a unique dramatic approach to Handelís Messiah: 2 CDs plus a DVD exploring the work as theatrical entertainment, as Handel intended Ė an oratorio being a dramatic work, and Handelís bold declaration that Messiah was ďA Sacred Oratorio.Ē

While the theatrical/spiritual duality caused criticism in Handelís lifetime, Sorrell believes it is one of the key reasons the work continues to speak so directly to modern audiences.

The DVD includes footage from rehearsals, concerts and recording sessions, interviews with soloists, principal players and Sorrell.

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