primephonic offers Handel's Messiah in high resolution downloads, from WAV to 99 KhZ to 24 bit FLAC, in 10 masterful interpretations. Bring these monumental sounds to your own living room with the superbly iconic oratorio of George Frideric Handel in high-res.
On 14 September 1741, after 23 days of non-stop industriousness,George Frideric Handelfinished composing his majestic oratorio, theMessiah, which can lay claim to being one of the most celebrated large-scale choral works in all of Western music.
primephonic offers no less than ten recordings of Handel'sMessiahin high resolution downloads, from WAV to FLAC. Such renowned world-class performers include theBavarian Radio Choir, together with the B'Rock Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent conducted by the remarkable Peter Dijkstra, theLondon Symphony Orchestrawith the Tenebrae Choir under the baton of Sir Colin Davis and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronta Mendelssohn Choir conducted bySir Andrew Davis.
One of the most outstandingMessiahrecordings of recent years was of theDunedin Consort directed byJohn Buttwith their Gramophone award-winning 1742 Dublin version of the work. In 1742 Handel went to Dublin at the invitation of the Duke of Devonshire, to give benefit concerts to fundraise for local hospitals. TheMessiah was premiered in the New Music Hall on Dublin’s Fishamble Street on 13 April 1742. Back in London, Handel also performed it in order to raise funds for the Foundling Hospital, which was such a success that it became an annual event.
TheMessiahremains one of the major iconic choral works of the past three centuries.