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Queen Esther (1878) by Edwin Long (1829-1891)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CKD397
Recording details: July 2011
Greyfriars Church, Edinburgh, Scotland
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs & Robert Cammidge
Release date: May 2012
Total duration: 99 minutes 23 seconds

'So much in Butt's carefully prepared performance feels exactly right' (Gramophone) » More

'A two-voices-to-a-part chorus achieves more immediacy than a larger choir, coupled with a stylish and delightfully intimate band' (BBC Music Magazine) » More

'The Dunedin Consort perform as a tight and capable band and Butt once again has proved himself the master of dramatic pacing. Thoroughly recommended' (Early Music Review) » More

'One of the most attractive versions on disc' (International Record Review) » More

Esther, HWV50a
composer
1718, repeatedly revised up to 1735; also called Haman and Mordecai
author of text
attributed
author of text
with John Arbuthnot and possibly others

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