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Esther, HWV50a

composer
1718, repeatedly revised up to 1735; also called Haman and Mordecai
author of text
attributed; after Jean Racine (1639-1699)
author of text
with John Arbuthnot and possibly others

 

Recordings

Handel: English Arias
CDH55419
Handel: Handel in Ireland, Vol. 1
SIGCD478Download only
Handel: Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice, Vol. 2
Studio Master: CDA68152Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
The James Bowman Collection
KING3Super-budget price sampler — Archive Service
Handel: Where'er you walk
Studio Master: SIGCD457Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Act 1 Overture Movement 1: Andante
Track 3 on SIGCD478 [2'03] Download only
Act 1 Overture Movement 2: Larghetto
Act 1 Overture Movement 3: Allegro
Act 1 Overture: Andante – Larghetto – Allegro
Track 7 on CDH55419 [6'28]
Act 1 Scene 2 No 2. Air: Tune your harps to cheerful strains (1st Israelite)
Track 1 on SIGCD457 [3'47] Download only
Act 1 Scene 2 Nos 1-2. Recitative – Aria: Now persecution shall lay by her iron rod – Tune your harps to cheerful strains (1st Israelite)
Track 14 on CDH55419 [5'06]
Track 12 on KING3 [5'06] Super-budget price sampler — Archive Service
Act 2 Scene 2 No 5. Air: How can I stay, when love invites? (Assuerus)
Track 2 on CDH55419 [3'02]
Act 3 Scene 2 No 2. Arioso: Turn not, O Queen, thy face away (Haman)
Track 2 on CDA68152 [2'49]
Act 3 Scene 2 No 5. Air: How art thou fall'n from thy height! (Haman)
Track 19 on CDA68152 [6'37]

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