Handel: Messiah - Hogwood
Decca Classics 4788160
Stereo Single Layer
Classical - Vocal
Judith Nelson, soprano
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Carolyn Watkinson, alto
Paul Elliott, tenor
David Thomas, bass
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
The Academy of Ancient Music
Regarded as one of the most important recording events of the late twentieth century, Christopher Hogwood’s iconic recording of Handel’s Messiah is considered to be one of the finest of all time.
Decca has gone back to the original tapes to make a definitive transfer and proudly presents the first ever “period performance” and multi-award-winning recording for the first time at 24-bit / 96kHz.
The High-Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-ray disc, in particular, affords an unprecedented opportunity to hear the recording at this resolution.
Presented with original cover design in hard back book presentation and sung text with translations in German and French. The booklet includes: Hogwood’s original in-depth analysis of The Messiah; a note by Anthony Hicks; a reappraisal by Lindsay Kemp; Archive Photos. Also included are 2 remastered CDs and 1 Blu-Ray Audio Disc containing the complete oratorio at 24-Bit.
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