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Reviews 2013: (UK) Rare restoration: Handel’s Esther 1720 (Review: Claire Seymour, 3 May 2013)

Contributed by admin on May 12, 2013

Location: Wigmore Hall, London UK

"Composed between 1718 and 1720, Handel’s Esther is sometimes described as the ‘first English Oratorio’, but is in fact a hybrid form, mixing elements of oratorio, masque, pastoral and opera. ...

This Wigmore Hall performance, the only London appearance in 2013 of the acclaimed Edinburgh-based ensemble, was musically accomplished ..."

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