Handels Messiah: Magnum Opus Series by Ben Finane, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Handels Messiah: Magnum Opus Series

Handels Messiah: Magnum Opus Series

by Ben Finane
     
 

Messiah, Handel's massive drama of human redemption, was his most famous work, and indeed the most popular oratorio in the history of Western music. After more than 250 years, it has the power to move listeners spiritually and musically. Drawing from both Testaments of the Bible, including the prophecy of Isaiah, the Christmas story, the crucifixion, and the

Overview

Messiah, Handel's massive drama of human redemption, was his most famous work, and indeed the most popular oratorio in the history of Western music. After more than 250 years, it has the power to move listeners spiritually and musically. Drawing from both Testaments of the Bible, including the prophecy of Isaiah, the Christmas story, the crucifixion, and the revelation, (which contains the famous Hallelujah chorus), Handel's Messiah has spawned groups of listeners dedicated to its performance. Musically, Messiah ranges from madrigal to aria, with an unvarying transparency of expression, imbued with humility and grace. Ben Finane's treatment of this choral work casts new light on the Messiah, for experts and neophytes alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826429438
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Magnum Opus Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Ben Finane lives in New York City where he writes on classical music for the Newark Star-Ledger, San Francisco Chronicle, New Criterion, Stereophile, Time Out New York, and other publications.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >