HANDEL, George Frideric. MESSIAH HWV56

MESSIAH HWV 56

Facsímil de la partitura manuscrita conservada en la "British Library" de Londres.

Edición a cargo de Donal Burrows.

284 páginas de facsímil y 48 páginas de introducción (inglés/alemán/japonés)

El renombrado especialista Donald Burrows nos explica en la introducción las características del manuscrito, describe la historia de la composición y las diferencias con las versiones posteriores del "Mesias". La publicación se completa con un grabado a doble página extraído del original conservado en el Fitzwilliam Museum de Cambridge.

The first performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” on 13 April 1742 in Dublin aroused unqualified rapture. A newspaper report a few days later declared that it combined “the Sublime, the Grand, and the Tender”. Its success has remained undiminished ever since, and the “Messiah” has taken its place in musical life. In 2009, to mark the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death, the British Library and Bärenreiter joined forces and made the autograph score of the “Messiah” available to the public in a meticulously reproduced, lavishly published facsimile. The renowned Handel scholar Donald Burrows introduces the characteristics of Handel’s manuscript, describes the history of the work’s composition, and explains the differences between later versions of the “Messiah”, as reflected in the conducting scores. A two-page sketch from the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge completes the publication.