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Händel: Messiah

In the organizer's words:
KölnChor Silke Ewers | Marion Eckstein | Henning Jendritza | Nico Wouterse | KölnChor | Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie k | Wolfgang Siegenbrink: Handel

The now world-famous "Hallelujah," composed on a text from the Revelation of John, led to the phenomenal triumph of the "Messiah." In 1742, the oratorio was premiered in Dublin. Triumphal D major alone, however, cannot explain the effect.

One certainly does an injustice to George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," his second and last exploration of biblical material, to reduce this (impact) powerful work only to the megahit, the radiant "Hallelujah." Lyrical and intimate moments surround the jubilant climaxes. Handel was interested in musically portraying man's closeness to his God and Creator, which immediately struck the premiere critic of the Dublin newspaper. He was enraptured in equal parts by "the sublime, the magnificent, and the tender."

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Price information:

€ 47,- | 41,- | 36,- | 29,- | 21,- | 14,- | choir loft Z: 36,-


Kölner Philharmonie Bischofsgartenstraße 1 50667 Köln

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