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Barucco / Wiener Singakademie / Ferlesch

Händel: Messiah

Saturday 10 December 2022
19:00
Großer Saal

Tickets for members from 3 October, for the general public from 10 October, 2022

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Performers

Barucco

Wiener Singakademie

Shira Patchornik, Sopran

Owen Willetts, Countertenor

Timothy Fallon, Tenor

Alexander Grassauer, Bassbariton

Heinz Ferlesch, Dirigent

Programme

Georg Friedrich Händel

Messiah »Der Messias«. Oratorium in drei Teilen HWV 56 (1741)

Note

Medienpartner Ö1 Club

Subscription series VokalKlang

Links https://www.wienersingakademie.at
https://www.barucco.com
https://www.heinzferlesch.com

Presented by Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft

A great moment for mankind

As the Dublin News-Letter reported after the premiere of Handel's Messiah on April 13, 1742, this oratorio »far surpasses anything that has ever been performed in this or any other kingdom. Words cannot express the emotion of the audience«. And yet, some 200 years later, Stefan Zweig attempted to do just that when, in one of his 14 historical miniatures from the »Sternstunden der Menschheit«, he plunged into precisely this emotion of the listener and into the composer's creative frenzy. The rapturous tone of this short narrative about the creation of the »Messiah« is much more an expression of the tremendous impact of Handel's music than it gives a realistic idea of its creative process and inspiration. With each new performance of the work, meanwhile, what Zweig prefaced his literary romance with in the title, «George Frideric Handel's Resurrection«, comes to pass.
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