Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Belshazzar, HWV61

27 March 1745; revived with additions in 1751
author of text
after Daniel 5, Jeremiah, Isaiah



Handel: English Arias
Arias for Guadagni
Studio Master: CDA67924Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Handel: Handel's Finest Arias for Base Voice
Studio Master: CDA67842Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Act 1. Aria: Great God! who, yet but darkly known (Cyrus)
Track 4 on CDH55419 [3'28]
Act 3 Scene 3. Air: To pow'r immortal my first thanks are due (Gobrias)
Track 10 on CDA67842 [3'55]
Act 3 Scene 3. Aria: Destructive war (Cyrus)
Track 4 on CDA67924 [2'16]
Act 3 Scene 3. Symphony – Aria: Martial Symphony – Destructive war (Cyrus)
Track 10 on CDH55419 [2'50]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67924 track 4

Act 3 Scene 3, Aria: Destructive war (Cyrus)
Recording date
12 August 2011
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Arias for Guadagni (CDA67924)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: June 2012
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...