Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Howard Arman - Händel: Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62 (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 137:59 min | 659 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 44 | Rls.date: 2017
For his Occasional Oratorio, composed in 1746 in an age of personal and political upheaval, Handel made generous use of much of his own earlier material, and this resulted in something quite close to an anthology: a choice collection of his most beautiful and most famous pieces a 'Best Of', as it were. The Messiah librettist Charles Jennens complained loudly that the oratorio was ""a triumph for a victory not yet gain'd"", and that its libretto, by a certain Newburgh Hamilton, was an ""inconceivable jumble of John Milton and Edmund Spenser"".