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01/01/2018

Sir Ernest MacMillan / Toronto S.O. - Handel. Messiah - Beaver 1952

G.F.Handel:  " The Messiah "

FLAC     Sides 1/2/3  Mega Download           Sides 4/5/6  Mega Download

Lois Marshall, Soprano  - Mary Palmateer, Contralto  - Jon Vickers, Tenor  - James Milligan, Bass
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir & Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Sir Ernest MacMillan   

World Record Club   TP 216-8   1962 pressings/matrices: W7596-7601 -2N,2N,2N,3N,2N,2N.  Recorded:  5 January 1952 - Massey Hall, Toronto.  
NOT ON CD   CD-RW transfer    (Illustration is from the SKIRA booklet for Beecham's 1959 set:  DURER: "The Adoration of the Trinity" (1511)
A Thoroughly convincing performance.   Track listing / info >>>  



2 comments:

  1. Many thanks for this - I've always wondered what it was like, now a chance to find out.

    Regards,

    David

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    1. Yes..well neither did I...(there's a lukewarm critique on a specialist Messiah site) - and seemingly recorded in nearly one-take; no wonder it sounded so cohesive...
      Unfortunately it took way too long to edit (from new/'unplayed' LP's).
      James Milligan is the 'star'...Vickers is better than for Beecham, I think.

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