Messiah: Understanding and Performing Handel's Masterpiece

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  • Author: Helmuth Rilling
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9783899482232
  • Size: 7.5 x 10.6 inches
  • Pages: 128

This book on Handel's Messiah reflects Helmuth Rilling's remarkable skills, both as a conductor and as an educator. It is literally a 'study-guide' for conductors and performers which shows the step-by-step thought process Rilling uses in preparing a score - a methodology which can be applied to any work. More importantly, Rilling challenges the reader to probe Handel's thinking - to consider ways of more effectively communicating the deeper layers of meaning found within this masterwork.