RECORDINGS

NOTE:  I've listed recordings of Messiah by year of recording date, no particular reason, other than it seems a logical way of charting the different approaches taken to the work.  And I've listed the conductor first, since it's their vision which allows different recordings of Messiah to breathe and grow.  From the grand, expansive readings in the early Twentieth Century to the odd directions and startling reinterpretations being undertaken in the Twenty-first, I'm certain that Messiah recordings will continue to proliferate and spread.  This section will of necessity be continually expanding and undergoing revision.


CONDUCTOR LABEL DATE
VARIOUS KOCH 1899-1930
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM PEARL 1927
SIR MALCOLM SARGENT DOCUMENTS 1946
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM BIDDULPH 1947
JOSEPH MESSNER REMINGTON 1949
HENRY VELD BIBLETONE 1949
JOHN CARTWRIGHT ROYALE / ALLEGRO 195?
WALTER GOEHR
MUSICAL MASTERPIECE SOCIETY
195?
SIR ERNEST MACMILLAN ATTIC RECORDS 1952
HANS SCHMIDT-ISSERSTEDT RELIEF 1953
HERMANN SCHERCHEN PRECISION 1954
SIR ADRIAN BOULT BELART 1954
UNKNOWN GRAMOPHONE 1954
THOMPSON STONE THE CLASSICS RECORD LIBRARY 1957
WALTER SUSSKIND MADACY 1958
LEONARD BERNSTEIN SONY 1958
WALTER GOEHR MUSICAL MASTERPIECE SOCIETY 1958
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM RCA VICTOR 1959
EUGENE ORMANDY SONY 1959
HERMANN SCHERCHEN DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 1959
SIR MALCOLM SARGENT CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE 1959
HEINZ MENDE MYTO 1959
LENOUGH ANDERSON GAMA RECORDS 1959
FRANCESCO MOLINARI-PRADELLI CLASSICAL MOMENTS 1959
SIR ADRIAN BOULT LONDON 1960
DAVID RANDOLPH PICKWICK 1960
ANONYMOUS PIROUETTE RECORDS 196?
DAVID WILKINS RECORDED PUBLICATIONS CO. 196?
DONALD C. GILLEY RECORDED PUBLICATIONS CO. 196?
DON WEISS BRENTWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 196?
HELMUT KOCH
MUZA
196?
SIR JOHN PRITCHARD SONY 1961
KARL FORSTER BMG CLASSICS 1961
FREDERIC JACKSON SAGA CLASSICS 1961
ANONYMOUS SPINORAMA 1961
J. RANDOLPH JONES
METACOM
1962
LEE KJELSON CENTURY RECORDS 1963
OTTO KLEMPERER EMI ANGEL 1964
SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
THE BARBIROLLI SOCIETY
1964
SIR MALCOLM SARGENT CHESKY 1965
KARL RICHTER DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 1965
LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI CALA 1966
ROBERT SHAW RCA 1966
COLIN DAVIS PHILIPS 1966
CHARLES MACKERRAS EMI CLASSICS 1967
RICHARD G. THEW AAVR 1968
ARTHUR DAVISON
MUSIC FOR PLEASURE
1968
ZUBIN MEHTA
HELICON RECORDS
1968
RICHARD BONYNGE DECCA 1969
JOHANNES SOMARY VANGUARD CLASSICS 1970
ANONYMOUS
VARSITY
197?
MENDI RODAN CONCERT HALL 1971
LUCY W. CHEN CHINESE CHRISTIAN MISSION, INC 1971
KARL RICHTER DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 1972
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY RCA VICTOR 1972
ANDY BELLING COLUMBIA 1972
DOUGLAS GAMLEY AUDIO AWARD 1972
SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS EMI 1973
RICHARD CONDIE SONY 1973
BARRY ROSE CONTOUR 1973
CHRISTOPHER KEENE PRIVATE LABEL 1973
ANTAL DORATI PRO ARTE 1974
RAYMOND LEPPARD ERATO 1974
SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS ARCHIV 1974
IRA C. POWELL MARK RECORDS 1974
HELMUT KOCH BERLIN CLASSICS 1975
WILLIAM LEMONDS MARK RECORDS 1975
JOHN TALLEY RICHARDSON RECORDING 1976
SIR NEVILLE MARRINER LONDON 1976
THOMAS DUNN SINE QUA NON / SUPERBA 1976
RONALD KUHN CAPITOL CUSTOM 1976
BERNARD SCHADE
HEIFFRICH RECORDING LABS
1977
RICHARD ROTZ
KLINEDINST RECORDING 1978
JOHN ALLDIS SPARROW 1979
TOM PARKER RCA 1979
CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD DECCA 1980
JEAN-CLAUDE MALGOIRE SONY CLASSICS 1980
JAMES WEAVER THE SMITHSONIAN COLLECTION 1980
ROBERT BERGLUND PRIVATE PRESS 1980
ERICH VON BEHREN DELTA RECORDS 1980
RICHARD WESTENBURG RCA 1981
ELMER ISELER MMG 1981
HANS LETSCHERT DEUTCHE BANK NN 1981
JOHN ELIOT GARDINER PHILIPS 1982
NICHOLAS HARNONCOURT TELDEC 1982
ANDERS ÖHRWALL FIRST IMPRESSIONS 1982
ROGER WAGNER THE SALVATION ARMY 1982
ALEXANDER DIMITRIYEV
ZYX/MELODIYA
1982
GENNADY CHERKASOV
CHACRA MUSIC LICENSING
1982
LARRY PUGH
LORENZ PUBLISHING COMPANY
1982
TON KOOPMAN ERATO 1983
GEORGE MALCOLM MCA CLASSICS 1983
ROBERT SHAW TELARC 1984
COLIN DAVIS PHILIPS 1984
MARTIN NEARY SANCTUARY 1984
NEVILLE MARRINER EMI CLASSICS 1984
SIR GEORG SOLTI LONDON 1985
DONALD NEUEN ALLEGRETTO 1985
VLADIMIR KRANJCEVIC RTB 1985
HARRY CHRISTOPHERS HYPERION 1986
TIMOTHY DEAN GUILD 1986
ANDREW DAVIS EMI 1987
TREVOR PINNOCK ARCHIV 1988
SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS SIGNUM CLASSICS 1988
MARK STEPHENSON CONIFER CLASSICS 1989
ANDREW PARROTT EMI/VIRGIN CLASSICS 1989
CLAUDIO SCIMONE ARTS MUSIC 1989
JAROSLAV KR(E)CHEK NAXOS 1989
VARIOUS METROPOLITAN OPERA GUILD/BMG 1989
PAUL KUENTZ COLLECTION PAUL KUENTZ
1989
LYNDON WOODSIDE VMS MUSICAL TREASURES 1990
MICHEL CORBOZ ERATO 1990
RICHARD HICKOX CHANDOS CHACONNE 1991
LARRY WHITE A&M 1991
NICHOLAS MCGEGAN HARMONIA MUNDI 1991
HERMANN MAX EMI CLASSICS 1991
SIR NEVILLE MARRINER PHILIIPS 1992
QUINCY JONES WARNER ALLIANCE 1992
MARTIN PEARLMAN TELARC 1992
SCHOLARS BAROQUE NAXOS 1992
DON JACKSON SONY SPECIAL PRODUCTS 1992
MARK BROWN CARLTON CLASSICS 1992
GEORGI ROBEV CASTLE COMMUNICATIONS 1992
JEAN-CLAUDE MALGOIRE ASTREE 1993
WILLIAM CHRISTIE HARMONIA MUNDI 1993
RON HUFF SPARROW 1993
C. DAVID KEITH RESMIRANDA 1993
KLAUS FISCHBACH BAUER 1993
FOLGER CONSORT BARD RECORDS 1993
RICHARD COCK TUSK 1993
PIETER JAN LEUSINK
STH QUALITY CLASSICS
1993
PETER MARSCHIK CAPRICCIO 1994
HELMUTH RILLING HÄNSSLER CLASSICS 1994
OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES CARLTON CLASSICS 1994
STEPHEN CLEOBURY ARGO 1994
VALENTINE RADU VOX 1994
HOWARD DYCK OPENING DAY 1994
RIMANTAS VIVALIAS PRISM LEISURE 1994
ALIPI NAIDENOV PLATINUM DISC CORPORATION 1994
GARY LOWRY THANKYOU MUSIC 1994
SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS NIGHTPRO 1995
ANNE HEIDER NARADA 1995
JEANNETTE SORRELL ONDA 1995
ANONYMOUS MUSIC INC. 1995
ANDREW LANE MADACY 1995
DAVID DUNHAM COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN 1995
GERALD FAGAN OPENING DAY 1995
FLORIAN SITZMANN ZYX 1995
ENOCH ZU GUTTENBERG SONY MASTERWORKS 1995
ROSS POPLE ARTE NOVA 1996
OWEN BURDICK NAXOS 1996
MASAAKI SUZUKI BIS 1996
YEHUDI MENUHIN WARNER CLASSICS 1996
CARL HØGSET QUATTRO 1996
ROLF SCHWEIZER MEDIAPHON GMBH 1996
JAMES WEAVER NOBLE CREEK 1996
HARRY CHRISTOPHERS BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 1997
PAUL MCCREESH ARCHIV 1997
DON WYRTZEN UNISON/WORD 1997
HELMUTH RILLING HÄNSSLER CLASSICS 1997
GUSTAF SJÖKVIST NOSAG RECORDS 1997
MICHAEL BOJESEN DANICA RECORDS 1997
ANONYMOUS PLATINUM DISC CORPORATION 1997
JAMES PEASE HOLIDAYFAVES 1997
BARBARA SPECHT SOUNDWAVES 1997
S. TIMOTHY GLASSCOCK
INDIANA UNIVERSITY S.E.
1997
IVARS TAURINS CBC RECORDS 1998
GEORGE SHANGROW KING FM 1998
JOHN LEAVITT JL RECORDINGS & MUSIC 1998
CHEN TSCHENG-HSIUNG HUGO CLASSICAL 1998
WILFRIED SCHNETZLER
AURE RIDENTI
1998
ANDREW PARROTT ARABESQUE 1999
MORTON TOPP TIM 1999
RONALD BECKETT PEROS 1999
HEINZ-RÜDIGER DRENGEMANN RBM 1999
RODNEY WYNKOOP VOCHOR 1999
DAVID ANGUS
GLYNDEBOURNE
1999
GIAMPAOLO MAZZOLI KICCO CLASSIC 2000
GERALD H. EDMONDS
MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE
2000
DIEGO FASOLIS ARTS MUSIC 2000
DON JACKSON SILVERLINE 2000
CHRISTOPHER TAMBLING
DOWNSIDE SCHOLA CANTORUM
2000
MARC MINKOWSKI ARCHIV PRODUKTION 2001
KENNETH ABBOTT K-TEL 2001
BRUCE HANGEN MEADOW MEDIA / SPECTRUM 2001
JOHN PRYCE-JONES DOYEN MASTER SERIES 2001
ANTONY WALKER ABC 2002
RON ZARCHI CURTAIN CALL 2002
INGO SCHULZ MUSIK-ART 2002
PROINNSÍAS Ó DUINN OLCS 2002
GENZOH TAKEHISA
ALM RECORDS
2002
ANONYMOUS MARTINGALE 2003
WILLIAM BOUGHTON NIMBUS 2003
JÖRG BREIDING ARS MUSICI 2003
ROLAND BÜCHNER CHRISTIAN FELDGEN MUSIC 2003
TERJE KVAM FANCORPS 2003
MARTIN SMITH PRIVATE RELEASE 2003
JEFFREY THOMAS DELOS 2004
NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 2004
WOLFGANG KATSCHNER DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 2004
VARIOUS CANTALOUPE MUSIC 2004
GRAHAM ABBOTT ABC CLASSICS 2004
ROLF BECK RHEINGAU MUSIK FESTIVAL 2004
LYGIA O'RIORDAN ENSEMBLEGRAM 2004
FREDERICK BURGOMASTER FOUR WINDS 2005
STEPHEN ALLTOP CLARION 2005
WERNER HACKL TON 4 RECORDS 2005
MARIN ALSOP TOO HOT TO HANDEL LLC 2005
MAURITZ LOTZ SPITFIRE MUSIC 2005
RONNIE SANDERS
THE CORPUS CHRISTI CHORALE
2005
COLIN DAVIS LSO LIVE 2006
FRANK MCNAMERA FOREIGN MEDIA GROUP 2006
JOHN BUTT LINN 2006
RENÈ JACOBS HARMONIA MUNDI 2006
JOHN SCOTT ST. THOMAS CHURCH 2006
EDWARD HIGGINBOTTOM NAXOS 2006
JÜRGEN BUDDAY K&K VERLAGSANSTALT 2006
CHRISTOF ANDREAS SCHÄFER SPEKTRAL 2006
BRUCE PULLAN AVALON 2006
JOHN SCOTT ST. CLAIR 2006
JÜRGEN BUDDAY K&K VERLAGSANSTALT 2006
PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY SERAPHIC FIRE 2006
CARL CROSSIN THE CAN 2006
PIETER JAN LEUSINK AMSTERDAM CLASSICS 2006
MARTIN BIGGS ESSENTIAL CLASSICS 2006
ANONYMOUS DREW'S FAMOUS 2007
JOHN RIGHTMAN YOYO USA, INC. 2007
JEFF TINCHER NITELIFE MUSIC 2007
CHUNG UK LEE LOS ANGELES CHAMBER CHOIR 2007
HARRY CHRISTOPHERS CORO 2008
JOHN RUTTER MARTINGALE 2008
IMANTS KOKARS HD CLASSICS 2008
KEITH SALMON INGROOVES 2008
FRIEDER BERNIUS CARUS-VERLAG 2008
KEITH LOCKHART SONY CLASSICS 2009
ALEXANDR DMITRIJEW DENON CLASSICS 2009
STEPHEN CLEOBURY EMI CLASSICS 2009
MICHAEL MCCARTHY WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL 2009
STEPHEN LAYTON HYPERION 2009
ROBERT HOLST DOWNERS GROVE CHORAL SOCIETY 2009
PHILIPP VON STEINAECKER ORFEO 2009
WOODROW BYNUM SWELK RECORDS 2010
JEANNETTE SORRELL AVIE RECORDS 2010
JANE GLOVER SIGNUM CLASSICS 2010
NENIA ZENANA
CLASSICO
2010
IVARS TAURINS TAFELMUSIK MEDIA 2011
MARK MANGINI
CHORAL SOCIETY OF THE HAMPTONS
2011
UNKNOWN TWENTY20 RECORDS 2012
ANDREW LEWIS BELLA VOCE 2012
BENOÎT HALLER K617 2012
PIETER JAN LEUSINK AMSTERDAM CLASSICS 2012
ROGER MELONE
INDEPENDENT
2012
MICHAEL HOFSTETTER
OEHMS CLASSICS
2013
EMMANUELLE HAÏM
ERATO
2013
GORDON STEWART
PHILIPSTOWN
2013
HARRY CHRISTOPHERS
CORO
2013
DAVID TANG
PIEDMONT BAROQUE CONSORTIUM 2014
SØREN JOHANNSEN
NAXOS
2014
RODNEY WYNKOOP
DUKE CHAPEL
2014
RED PRIEST
RED PRIEST RECORDINGS
2015
PETER DIJKSTRA
BR KLASSIK
2015
THOMAS D. ROSSIN
EXULTATE MASTERWORKS
2015
MACK WILBERG
MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR
2015
ANDY FINDON
ANDY FINDON
2015
DANIELA DOLCI
PAN CLASSICS
2015
LEON STARKER
BUNGALOW FOUR
2016
SIR ANDREW DAVIS
CHANDOS
2016
RUBÈN DUBROVSKY
GRAMOLA
2016
HERVÉ NIQUET
ALPHA CLASSICS
2016
JOHN LUBBOCK
OSJ ALIVE
2016
GARY GRADEN
PROPRIUS
2016


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