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Track(s) taken from CKD397

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

Dunedin Consort, John Butt (conductor)
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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

Cover artwork: Queen Esther (1878) by Edwin Long (1829-1891)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Reviews

'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

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