Discography: (UK) Linn Records Recently Available: Dunedin Consort Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720

Contributed by Admin on May 18, 2012

“ … The Dunedin Consort's highly anticipated new recording of ‘Esther’ is the third recording in its hugely successful Handel series. The Consort has set the bar high for this Handel performance with a Gramophone Award in 2007 for ‘Messiah' and a BBC Radio 3 ‘Building a Library' First Choice accolade for ‘Acis and Galatea'. For Esther, director John Butt has reunited his award-winning team of soloists, Susan Hamilton, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Brook and Thomas Hobbs, plus well-known guest soloists Robin Blaze and James Gilchrist. …

John Butt, who is a historical performance specialist, has once again brought something extra special to this recording.  This recording of Esther is the first reconstructable version of the edition performed at Cannons, the Duke of Chandos’ sumptuous home, in 1720.  (Butt’s notes, available online, are fascinating and well worth a read!).”

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