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Handel: Belshazzar (Complete)
Handel, Palmer, Vienna Cm
Handel: Belshazzar (Complete)
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All Artists: Handel, Palmer, Vienna Cm, Harnoncourt
Title: Handel: Belshazzar (Complete)
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Label: Warner Classics UK
Release Date: 11/27/1995
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 706301027523

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Okay, this is a far from perfect recording, but I liked it a
Steven Guy | Croydon, South Australia | 01/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought a CD player in 1987 and I sat in my flat, just off Toorak Road and listened to this, one of my very first compact discs, endlessly. I well remember listening to in one sunny Monday afternoon with my sister, while we drank a couple of bottles of wine.

The Arnold Schoenberg Choir is impressive and Paul Esswood was as good as ever in this recording. A countertenor in the role of Cyrus would have been nice but I could live with this recording. Yes, there are now better and more idiomatic recordings of this masterpiece available, but this one is a sentimental favourite of mine. I love it in spite of its obvious flaws.

For those who remember the excitement of the new medium of compact discs and had a love of Baroque music twenty years ago, this recording may still bring back some happy memories.

Connoiseurs will obviously choose more recent and vastly superior recordings. I can understand that - I would choose more recent recordings too, now. But this old recording kind of does something for me."