℗ 2023 Parlophone Records Limited; A Warner Classics release
Released December 2, 2023
Duration 2h 21m 29s
Record Label Warner Classics
Genre Classical
 

Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 (Remastered)

Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra

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Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 1  
1.1
Sinfony. Grave - Allegro moderato
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:33
1.2
Accompagnato. "Comfort Ye My People" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:30
1.3
Aria. "Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:02
1.4
Chorus. "And the Glory, the Glory of the Lord" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:22
1.5
Accompagnato. "Thus Saith the Lord of Hosts" (feat. Jerome Hines)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Jerome Hines; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:50
1.6
Aria. "But Who May Abide" (feat. Jerome Hines)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Jerome Hines; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:35
1.7
Chorus. "And He Shall Purify" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:51
1.8
Recitative. "Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive" (feat. Grace Hoffman)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Grace Hoffman; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:28
1.9
Aria. "O Thou That Tellest" (feat. Grace Hoffman)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Grace Hoffman; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:36
Messiah, HWV 6, Pt. 1  
1.10
Chorus. "O Thou That Tellest" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:29
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 1  
1.11
Accompagnato. "For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth" (feat. Jerome Hines)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Jerome Hines; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:48
1.12
Aria. "The People That Walked" (feat. Jerome Hines)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Jerome Hines; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:27
1.13
Chorus. "For Unto Us a Child Is Born" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:37
1.14
Pifa. Larghetto e mezzo piano
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:57
1.15
Recitative. "There Were Shepherds" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:35
1.16
Chorus. "Glory to God in the Highest" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:17
1.17
Aria. "Rejoice Greatly" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:01
1.18
Recitative. "Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:28
1.19
Aria. "He Shall Feed His Flock" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:28
1.20
Chorus. "His Yoke Is Easy" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:47
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2  
1.21
Chorus. "Behold, the Lamb of God” (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:31
1.22
Aria. "He Was Despised" (feat. Grace Hoffman)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Grace Hoffman; Philharmonia Orchestra
10:08
1.23
Chorus. "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:49
1.24
Chorus. "And with His Stripes" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:51
1.25
Chorus. "All We Like Sheep" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:14
1.26
Accompagnato. "All They That See Him, Laugh Him to Scorn" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:03
1.27
Chorus. "He Trusted in God" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:44
1.28
Accompagnato. "Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:44
1.29
Arioso. "Behold, and See" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:43
1.30
Accompagnato. "He Was Cut Off" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:28
1.31
Aria. "But Thou Didst Not Leave" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:55
1.32
Chorus. "Lift Up Your Heads" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:19
1.33
Chorus. "The Lord Gave the Word" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:11
1.34
Aria. "How Beautiful Are the Feet" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:23
1.35
Chorus. "Their Sound Is Gone Out" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:35
1.36
Aria. "Why Do the Nations" (feat. Jerome Hines)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Jerome Hines; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:19
1.37
Chorus. "Let Us Break Their Bonds" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:58
1.38
Recitative. "He That Dwelleth in Heav'n" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:16
1.39
Aria. "Thou Shalt Break Them" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Nicolai Gedda; Philharmonia Orchestra
2:16
1.40
Chorus. "Hallelujah" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:15
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 3  
1.41
Chorus. "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:08
1.42
Chorus. "Since by Man Came Death" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
1:57
1.43
Accompagnato. "Behold, I Tell You a Mystery" (feat. Jerome Hines)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Jerome Hines; Philharmonia Orchestra
0:32
1.44
Aria. "The Trumpet Shall Sound" (feat. Jerome Hines)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Jerome Hines; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:19
1.45
Chorus. "Worthy Is the Lamb" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:47
1.46
Chorus. "Amen" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Otto Klemperer; Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:23
Experience the timeless masterpiece of Handel's "Messiah" anew with the remastered edition performed by Otto Klemperer and the illustrious Philharmonia Orchestra, now released by Warner Classics. Capturing the grandeur and emotional depth of this iconic oratorio, Klemperer's masterful direction infuses each note with passion, precision, and a profound understanding of Handel's vision. With richly layered compositions and exquisite vocal performances, this remastered rendition transports listeners into the ethereal world of the Messiah, where divine inspiration meets the human spirit in a symphonic celebration of faith and joy.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

Tracks 1-46 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-3.66
-17.82 to -0.16
-22.06
-36.47 to -16.11
-18.43
-34.20 to -12.30
11
8 to 14
1
Sinfony. Grave - Allegro moderato
-4.05-20.99-18.511
2
Accompagnato. "Comfort Ye My People" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-3.24-25.58-21.214
3
Aria. "Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-5.44-25.96-22.113
4
Chorus. "And the Glory, the Glory of the Lord" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.86-17.01-13.79
5
Accompagnato. "Thus Saith the Lord of Hosts" (feat. Jerome Hines)
-2.41-21.56-17.812
6
Aria. "But Who May Abide" (feat. Jerome Hines)
-3.26-23.21-19.613
7
Chorus. "And He Shall Purify" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-2.47-21.84-17.612
8
Recitative. "Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive" (feat. Grace Hoffman)
-7.39-27.49-24.012
9
Aria. "O Thou That Tellest" (feat. Grace Hoffman)
-3.87-22.93-20.211
10
Chorus. "O Thou That Tellest" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.47-18.50-15.411
11
Accompagnato. "For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth" (feat. Jerome Hines)
-3.66-23.84-19.312
12
Aria. "The People That Walked" (feat. Jerome Hines)
-2.03-20.34-17.211
13
Chorus. "For Unto Us a Child Is Born" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.40-20.26-15.911
14
Pifa. Larghetto e mezzo piano
-17.82-36.47-34.211
15
Recitative. "There Were Shepherds" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
-3.84-24.40-20.112
16
Chorus. "Glory to God in the Highest" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-2.10-20.01-14.39
17
Aria. "Rejoice Greatly" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
-4.33-25.13-22.213
18
Recitative. "Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
-9.50-28.74-25.112
19
Aria. "He Shall Feed His Flock" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
-7.40-27.22-24.811
20
Chorus. "His Yoke Is Easy" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.95-20.76-16.510
21
Chorus. "Behold, the Lamb of God” (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-3.97-22.62-19.512
22
Aria. "He Was Despised" (feat. Grace Hoffman)
-4.34-25.08-21.712
23
Chorus. "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.53-17.06-14.09
24
Chorus. "And with His Stripes" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.42-20.14-17.312
25
Chorus. "All We Like Sheep" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-2.40-19.80-16.911
26
Accompagnato. "All They That See Him, Laugh Him to Scorn" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-3.06-19.45-16.311
27
Chorus. "He Trusted in God" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-0.98-18.05-15.09
28
Accompagnato. "Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-6.60-26.91-22.713
29
Arioso. "Behold, and See" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-8.71-28.59-24.713
30
Accompagnato. "He Was Cut Off" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-4.81-24.27-19.413
31
Aria. "But Thou Didst Not Leave" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-4.70-23.91-20.211
32
Chorus. "Lift Up Your Heads" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.38-17.37-14.09
33
Chorus. "The Lord Gave the Word" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.64-18.36-15.110
34
Aria. "How Beautiful Are the Feet" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
-5.93-26.32-23.312
35
Chorus. "Their Sound Is Gone Out" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-2.15-17.49-13.99
36
Aria. "Why Do the Nations" (feat. Jerome Hines)
-1.69-19.46-16.211
37
Chorus. "Let Us Break Their Bonds" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-0.46-17.22-14.010
38
Recitative. "He That Dwelleth in Heav'n" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-6.14-24.40-19.011
39
Aria. "Thou Shalt Break Them" (feat. Nicolai Gedda)
-1.99-20.30-16.812
40
Chorus. "Hallelujah" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.57-16.86-13.59
41
Chorus. "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" (feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)
-5.77-26.08-23.212
42
Chorus. "Since by Man Came Death" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-1.01-20.85-14.311
43
Accompagnato. "Behold, I Tell You a Mystery" (feat. Jerome Hines)
-3.86-22.25-18.510
44
Aria. "The Trumpet Shall Sound" (feat. Jerome Hines)
-2.00-16.69-12.99
45
Chorus. "Worthy Is the Lamb" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-0.16-16.98-13.610
46
Chorus. "Amen" (feat. Philharmonia Chorus)
-0.51-16.11-12.38

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