Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien

Handel: Messiah (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

Do we really need another version of Georg Friedrich Händel's Messiah? Originally performed during Easter, Messiah has become synonymous with Christmas, so German master musician, sound historian, and Grammy winner Nikolaus Harnoncourt offers another rendering. In his and his friends' capable hands the baroque classic – a 2-CD set recorded live in Austria last holiday season – has never sounded better.

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