George Frideric Handel: Messiah - Allan Clayton (tenor); Andrew Foster-Williams (bass); Iestyn Davies (counter tenor); Julia Doyle (soprano);...
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There are so many excellent recordings of Messiah that the addition of another only further complicates the decision for the listener, but having such an abundance of riches should be no cause for complaint. Hyperion's recording with Stephen Layton leading the choir Polyphony and the Britten Sinfonia is not among the flashiest or most star-studded, but it is immensely musically satisfying. Layton takes something of a middle ground in terms of performance practice; the Britten Sinfonia uses modern instruments, but its ...

George Frideric Handel: Messiah 2009, Hyperion

UPC: 034571178004

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