Handel: Belshazzar, HWV 61

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Berlin
WORKS: Belshazzar, HWV 61
PERFORMER: Schreier, Frank-Reinecke, Trekel-Burckhardt, Pohl, Polster; Berlin Singakademie; Kammerorchester Berlin/Knothe
CATALOGUE NO: Berlin 0184662BC Reissue (1976)

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Dense strings, intrusive metallic harpsichord, slow laboured recitative and Handel’s libretto translated into German, all make this 35-year-old recording of nostalgic interest only. George Pratt