Händel/Mendelssohn: Dettinger Te Deum


The present recording honors three important composers celebrating major anniversaries in 2009: Handel, Mendelssohn and Haydn. George Frideric Handel’s Dettinger Te Deum is presented here not in its original version, but rather in an arrangement by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, who rendered outstanding service to music not only through the revival of Bach’s choral works, but also through those of Handel. In addition, The Storm, the little-known choral work by Joseph Haydn, is also to be heard here. He composed it during his first visit to England and later arranged it for a large ensemble. The CD is rounded off with an homage by Luigi Cherubini to Joseph Haydn, which he had composed as a result of the mistaken report in 1805 of Haydn’s death. The piece was first performed after Haydn had died. Nicholas McGegan conducts these performances with renowned soloists, the FestspielOrchester Göttingen and the NDR Chor (North German Radio Choir).


Compact Disc

12,5 x 14 cm, CD, digipac
EUR19,90 / copies

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3 Works Show


Nicholas McGegan Personal details


FestspielOrchester Göttingen Personal details
NDR Chor Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Dominique Labelle Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Thomas Cooley Personal details
Colin Ainsworth Personal details

Soloist - bass

William Berger Personal details


[...] Seine Deutung bewegt sich sehr schön ausgeglichen zwischen Feierlichkeit und Intimität. So bleibt die musikalische Spannung stets erhalten, gefördert durch einen beweglichen und transparenten Chor- und Orchesterklang. [...]

pizzicato, 01/2010