Handel: Belshazzar - Allan Clayton (tenor); Caitlin Hulcup (mezzo-soprano); Damian Whitely (vocals); Geoffrey Buffière (vocals);...
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  1. Belshazzar, oratorio, HWV 61
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For the inauguration of their own label, William Christie and his period ensemble Les Arts Florissants give George Frideric Handel's 1744 oratorio Belshazzar a brilliant performance in meticulous Baroque style, yet sacrifice none of the work's excitement. The story from the Book of Daniel of the defeat of Belshazzar by Cyrus the Great and the end of the Jewish captivity in Babylon is presented in Handel's characteristic heroic manner. Like the composer's masterpiece Messiah, which preceded it by three years, Belshazzar ...

Handel: Belshazzar 2016, Les Arts Florissants

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