Sir John Barbirolli conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Hallé Orchestra

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: The Barbirolli Society
ALBUM TITLE: Handel
WORKS: Messiah
PERFORMER: Elizabeth Harwood, Marjorie Thomas, Gerald English, Kim Borg; Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus; Hallé Choir; Hallé Orchestra/Sir John Barbirolli
CATALOGUE NO: SJB 1086-7 (1964)

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Heavy tempos alternate with moments of inspiration in this recording made live for BBC broadcast. The two choirs respond impressively to Barbirolli’s direction. One for specialists only.

Terry Blain