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Author Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759.

Title Esther [sound recording] / Handel.

Imprint London : Oiseau-Lyre, p1985.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Music Compact Disc    C HAND EST H23CD    Available
Description 2 sound discs (97 min.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 013647
Series Florilegium
Florilegium series.
Note Oiseau-Lyre: 414 423-2 (414 424-2--414 425-2).
Libretto probably by Alexander Pope and John Arbuthnot, based on the play by Jean Racine.
Performed on authentic instruments.
"The present performance follows the text of the original 1718 version of Esther as preserved in many copies and in what remains of the autograph score."--Program notes.
Compact discs.
Program notes and synopsis by Anthony Hicks and libretto with French and German translations (54 p. : ill.) inserted in box.
Performer Patrizia Kwella, Emma Kirkby, sopranos ; Drew Minter, alto ; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Ian Partridge, Paul Elliott, Andrew King, tenors ; David Thomas, bass ; Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir ; Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music ; Christopher Hogwood, conductor.
Event Recorded in St. Jude's Church, London, Oct. 1984.
Language Sung in English.
Subject Esther, Queen of Persia -- Drama.
Added Author Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Librettist.
Arbuthnot, John, 1667-1735. Librettist.
Kwella, Patrizia. voc
Kirkby, Emma. voc
Minter, Drew. voc
Rolfe Johnson, Anthony. voc
Partridge, Ian. voc
Elliott, Paul, 1950- voc
King, Andrew, 1953- voc
Thomas, David, 1943- voc
Hogwood, Christopher. Conductor.
Racine, Jean, 1639-1699. Esther.
Westminster Cathedral. Boys Choir. Performer.
Academy of Ancient Music (1973- ) Performer.
Added Title Esther, HWV 50a
Standard No. 028941442321
Music No. 414 423-2 Oiseau-Lyre
414 424-2 Oiseau-Lyre
414 425-2 Oiseau-Lyre

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