Exploring the famed Baroque composer's musical genius beyond Messiah, this expansive limited edition 41-CD box set presents period-instrument performances of 16 Handel oratorios, all at an exceptional level. These are the masterpieces that inspired the succeeding generation, most notably Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn. This collection contains some of the greatest Handel interpretations ever recorded, featuring icons of the historically informed performance movement such as Christopher Hogwood, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock, Harry Christophers and Marc Minkowski. Each work comes housed in an individual gate-fold wallet and the entire set comes packaged in a lift-off box decorated with gold foil. The accompanying 100-page booklet presents detailed track lists, session photographs and a new article by Lindsay Kemp.