How do you like your “Messiah”?

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December
2010

Bob Christiansen, classical music host for Minnesota Public Radio, weighs in with his preferred Handel “Messiah” recording, strongly defending an old 20th-century warhorse.

“…I love the old [Thomas] Beecham recording (I know, I know, he uses 3 more orchestras and 6 more choirs than he needs and even the arias can be heard in the Andromeda Galaxy)! I don’t care. Handel was announcing the birth of the ruler of the universe, and the Beecham version proclaims that with gusto.”

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