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composer:George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741)
later versions:Der Messias: 17. Arie (Alt): Er ward verschmähet und verachtet
part of:Messiah, HWV 56: Part II

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1930-09-11Messiah: He was despisedMarian Anderson4:45
1952Messiah: He Was DespisèdKathleen Ferrier, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult6:43
1959-06-15 – 1959-06-19Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised (Alto)Marjorie Thomas, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent6:00
1961-04Messiah: He was despisedWiener Philharmoniker, Hans Gillesberger11:13
1964-06Der Messias: 21. Arie (Alt): Er ward verschmähet und verachtetMarga Höffgen, Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter, Münchener Bach‐Orchester, Karl Richter12:23
1966-06Messiah: Part II, No. 21 Air "He was despised"Helen Watts, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis9:30
1970-07Messiah: Air-Alto: He was DespisedYvonne Minton, English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary10:55
1972-11Messiah: Part 2: Aria (Contralto): He Was DespisedLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter12:45
1976-07Messiah, Part 2: No. 23. Air alto: He was despised"Anna Reynolds, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner11:17
1979Contralto Aria / He Was DespisedAlfreda Hodgson, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis4:55
1982-02-13 – 1982-02-14He was despised / Air, countertenorPaul Esswood, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anders Öhrwall10:55
1982-11Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XX. Air (Alto) "He was despised and rejected of men"Charles Brett, Catherine Robbin, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner10:12
1982-11Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: XXIII: Air "He was despised and rejected of men" (alto)Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt11:55
1983-12-18 – 1983-12-20Messiah: 23. He Was DespisedAtlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw10:53
1984-05-24 – 1984-07-19Der Messias: No. 20 ArieBrigitte Fassbaender, Radio‐Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sir Neville Marriner9:06
1986-12-22 – 1986-12-23Messiah: Part II. Arit "He was despised"Florence Quivar, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis12:22
1988-04Messiah: Part II: He Was DespisedMargaret Cable, Taverner Choir, Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott11:47
1991-01-11 – 1991-01-17Messiah: Part II: 23. He Was DespisedCollegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox12:21
1993Messiah: He was despised and rejectedThe Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury10:37
1994Messiah: Part II. Aria "He was despised" (alto)Hilary Summers, The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury9:51
1996-12Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Song "He was despised"Bernarda Fink, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh12:11
1996-12Messiah: Air. He was despisedYoshikazu Mera, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki11:11
1997-09-18 – 1997-09-20Aria: He Was Despised (Contralto)Catherine Wyn‐Rogers, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers11:09
1999Messiah: Part 2. Air (alto): He was despisedUlla Kudsk Jensen, Akademisk Orkester, Morten Topp10:28
2004-12-17 – 2004-12-21Air: He was despisedliveArnold Schönberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt10:44
2006-01Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 23. Air "He was despised and rejected of men"Patricia Bardon, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs10:42
2006-05-01 – 2006-05-04Messiah: Air: He was despisedClare Wilkinson, Dunedin Consort, John Butt11:30
2006-12-10 – 2006-12-12Messiah: Part II. XXIII. Alto "He was despised"liveLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis9:56
2008-12-22 – 2008-12-23Messiah: Part 2: Aria: He was despised and rejected of men (alto)Iestyn Davies, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton10:36
He was despisedApollo’s Fire, Jeannette Sorrell9:00
He Was DespisedWayne Watson4:09
He Was DespisedShirley Minty, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Jackson4:49
He Was DespisedMartha Lipton, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy6:05
He was despised - AriaHanna Schwarz, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis10:26
He was despised and rejected of MenAmerican Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas10:12
He Was Despised and Rejected of MenGeorg Friedrich Händel4:40
He Was Despised and Rejected of MenOregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Helmuth Rilling9:51
Le Messie : "He Was Despised"Alfred Deller, Philharmonia Orchestra, George Weldon6:45
Le Messie Part 2: No. 21. Aria: He was despisedJanet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras12:34
Messiah AriaJochen Kowalski, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner9:19
Messiah HWV 56: Part II: No. 23: Air He was despisedLe Concert Spirituel, Hervé Niquet7:22
Messiah, HWV 56 Pt. 2: He Was DespisedEnglish Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge12:27
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 2: "He was despised" (Alto)Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée10:11
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2: He was despised and rejected of men - AirGeorge Frideric Handel11:34
Messiah, HWV 56: "He was despised and rejected of men"George Frideric Handel11:09
Messiah, HWV 56: 21. Aria: "He Was Despised"Charles Humphries, Academy of London, Peter Marschik5:26
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XX. Air (Alto) "He was despised and rejected of men"Yoshikazu Mera, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki11:12
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II. "He was despised"Carolyn Watkinson, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood10:10
Messiah, HWV 56: XXIII. Air (Contralto) "He Was Despised"Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock13:15
Messiah, HWV 56: XXIII. Air (Contralto) "He Was Despised"La Chapelle Rhénane, Benoît Haller9:55
Messiah, HWV56 - highlights: No. 23 (Alto) He was despisedAlexandra Sherman, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker4:48
Messiah: "He Was Despised"Georg Friedrich Händel12:39
Messiah: 23. He was despisedMartha Lipton, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy5:17
Messiah: Air: He was despised and rejected of men (alto)Grace Hoffman, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer10:07
Messiah: He was despisedNorma Procter, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult12:51
Messiah: He was despisedAafje Heynis11:13
Messiah: He was despisedMusica Sacra, Richard Westenburg5:07
Messiah: He was DespisedNorma Procter, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult5:49
Messiah: He Was DespisedJames Bowman, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir David Willcocks11:12
Messiah: He Was DespisedRoyal Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra9:18
Messiah: He Was DespisedLondon Handel Orchestra, Martin Neary10:08
Messiah: He Was Despised (Air - Altus)New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein6:17
Messiah: He Was Despised and RejectedLinda Finnie, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, George Malcolm5:32
Messiah: He was despised and rejected of menHelen Watts, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Süsskind5:36
Messiah: II, No. 2: Air "He was despised"Alice Coote, Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury11:42
Messiah: No. 23 Air: He Was Despised (De Capo)Alexandra Sherman, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker4:49
Messiah: Part II, He was despisedLorraine Hunt Lieberson, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan11:14
Messiah: Part II, no. 2: He was despised and rejected of menAcademy of Ancient Music, Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom12:21
Messiah: Part II. Air "He was despised and rejected of men"William Christie, Les Arts Florissants11:06
Messiah: Part II. XXIII. Contralto aria "He was despised and rejected of men"The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers10:32
Messiah: Part Two: Aria (Mezzo-Soprano): He Was DespisedThe Choir & Orchestra of Pro Christe, Timothy Dean12:12
No. 23 - Air "He was despised"Grace Bumbry, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult12:23
Part II: Air - "He Was Despised"Norma Procter, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent5:37
Part Two, Air: He was despisedCatherine Robbin, Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman8:25
The Messiah: Air: He Was DespisedRobert Shaw Orchestra, Robert Shaw12:21