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Handel: Esther

Handel: Esther

COR16019

£12.99

Two-CD Set

Esther is one of Handel's most intimate sacred oratorios, presented here in its original 1718 version, performed and recorded 'in the round'.

Includes solo performances by Lynda Russell, Nancy Argenta Michael Chance, Tom Randle, Mark Padmore, Matthew Vine, Simon Berridge, Michael George, Robert Evans, Simon Birchall and Anthony Robson.

The Sixteen
The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Harry Christophers

'The 'sound' of Esther, superbly communicated in the recorded performance here, is pure enchantment... The choral singing has an exceptional grandeur, and the instrumental playing a shimmering beauty. Among the soloists, none of whom is less than accomplished, Nancy Argenta and Michael Chance dominate... Both singers affirm a new golden age of Handel interpretation.' Classical Music (Canada)



Track Listing:

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Esther

CD1 
1. Overture 
2. - 5. Scene 1 
6. - 12. Scene 2 
13. - 16. Scene 3 
17. - 20. Oboe Sonata in G minor

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 47.31

CD2 
1. - 5. Scene 4 
6. - 14. Scene 5 
15. - 20. Scene 6 

TOTAL PLAYING TIME: 57.49

 


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