George Friderik Handel

December 23, 2017
 
George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner

George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner

By attributed to Balthasar Denner - National Portrait Gallery. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6364709

George Friderik Handel's oratorio "Messiah" is perhaps the most famous piece of classical music ever written. Over the decades, it has attracted major conductors and soloists to record it. Among the famous conductors are Malcolm Sargent, Thomas Beecham, Colin Davis, and Trevor Pinnock. On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample some of these famous recordings. 


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