Performing Arts: Original performances of Bach and Handel recreated for global contemporary audience

Performing Arts: Original performances of Bach and Handel recreated for global contemporary audience

The historically informed performance of Handel’s Messiah by John Butt, an academic in the College of Arts, and Dunedin Consort became the best-selling production for the well-known independent record producer Linn Records. The records enjoyed sales of over £144,000 (20,000 copies). The combination of Butt’s historical performance knowledge and musical expertise gave the pieces an originality and freshness appreciated by audiences.

Dunedin Consort are currently Scotland’s leading baroque ensemble and the success of their recordings with Butt have meant that the group has expanded its performances and outreach activity, including several international touring opportunities. Dunedin Consort have won several awards and continue to make further recordings. 

Project Partner:
Linn Records

Academic:
Prof John Butt


To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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