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Handel's Messiah

11/28/12 9:00AM By Walter Parker

Two local groups give their annual performances of Handel's Messiah this weekend, which also has the first of numerous Messiah sing-alongs.  You can find all the details at the VPR Messiah Watch.  Today we'll listen to selections from Part 1.





Sinfonia for Strings
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Andrew Manze
CD/Album: Vivaldi: Concert for the Prince of Poland
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 907230


Moments Musicaux: #1 in C, Op. 94/1, D 780
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Valery Afanassiev, piano
CD/Album: Franz Schubert: Moments Musicaux
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2215


Moments Musicaux: #6 in Ab, Op. 94/6, D 780
Composer: Franz Schubert
Soloists: Valery Afanassiev, piano
CD/Album: Franz Schubert: Moments Musicaux
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2215


Two Eastern Pictures (Spring & Summer)
Composer: Gustav Holst
Ensemble: Bella Voce Women's Chorus of VT
Conductor: Dawn Willis
Soloists: Rebecca Kauffman, harp
CD/Album: Glorious Seasons
Record co./Cat #: Bella Voce 2012


Composer: Ernst von Dohnanyi
Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Soloists: Janos Starker, cello
CD/Album: Dohnanyi: Konzertstucke, Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Record co./Cat #: Delos 3095


Piano Concerto #1 in C, Op. 15
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Leif Ove Andsnes
Soloists: Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
CD/Album: The Beethoven Journey
Record co./Cat #: Sony Classical 42058


Messiah: selections from Part 1
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Gabrieli Consort & Players
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Soloists: Dorothea Roschmann, soprano ; Susan Gritton, soprano ; Bernarda Fink, alto ; Charles Daniels, tenor ; Neal Davies, baritone
CD/Album: Handel: Messiah
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 453464


Suite for Flute & Piano
Composer: Philippe Gaubert
Soloists: Fenwick Smith, flute ; Sally Pinkas, piano
CD/Album: Gaubert: Complete Works for Flute - 1
Record co./Cat #: Naxos 8.557305


Symphony #2 in D, Op. 43
Composer: Jean Sibelius
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Conductor: George Szell
CD/Album: George Szell - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Record co./Cat #: Philips 420771


Symphonic Variations in e
Composer: Hubert Parry
Ensemble: London Philharmonic
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
CD/Album: Parry: Complete Symphonies
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 9120


Three Melodies by Stephen Foster
Composer: Elinor Remick Warren
Soloists: Sara Davis Buechner, piano
CD/Album: The Complete Piano Works of Stephen Foster
Record co./Cat #: ProPiano 224535


Liebeslieder-Walzer (for string orchestra), Op. 52
Composer: Johannes Brahms
(arr. for string orchestra by Friedrich Hermann)
Ensemble: I Musici de Montreal
Conductor: Yuli Turovsky
CD/Album: Dances from the Heart of Europe: I Musici de Montreal/Turovsky
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 10094
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