Handel born 23rd February 1685

On this day in 1685, Handel was born. Among Handel’s 20 or more oratorios, Messiah has long been the most-often performed, holding a place of honour in the hearts of audiences everywhere.

From Collegium Records is this beautifully-packaged 2-CD set featuring the complete oratorio, recorded in the wonderful acoustic of the church of All Hallow’s, Gospel Oak, London.  Also available Highlights from Handel’s Messiah