Handel: Messiah / Tafelmusik Label: TAFELMUSIK Catalog: TMK1016CD2 Format: CD
Karina Gauvin (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Rufus Müller (tenor) & Brett Polegato (baritone)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir, Ivars Taurins 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. “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).