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It was the Huddersfield Choral Society who made the ground-breaking first recording of Belshazzar's Feast in 1943 at the height of the Second World War. Here that celebrated choir returns to Walton's masterpiece, joined by colleagues from Leeds and by the chamber choir Laudibus. Yet the impression on disc - with the singers set way behind the orchestra - is of a relatively small body. That is a disappointment in what in so many ways is a powerful reading; Paul Daniel is a vigorous and generally idiomatic Waltonian, as he has demonstrated in his earlier Walton recordings for Naxos.
It was the Huddersfield Choral Society who made the ground-breaking first recording of Belshazzar's Feast in 1943 at the height of the Second World War. Here that celebrated choir returns to Walton's masterpiece, joined by colleagues from Leeds and by the chamber choir Laudibus. Yet the impression on disc - with the singers set way behind the orchestra - is of a relatively small body. That is a disappointment in what in so many ways is a powerful reading; Paul Daniel is a vigorous and generally idiomatic Waltonian, as he has demonstrated in his earlier Walton recordings for Naxos.
747313586929
Paul Daniel - Belshazzar's Feast

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Format: CD
Label: NXS
Catalog: 8555869
Rel. Date: 05/18/2004
UPC: 747313586929

Belshazzar's Feast
Artist: Paul Daniel
Format: CD
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It was the Huddersfield Choral Society who made the ground-breaking first recording of Belshazzar's Feast in 1943 at the height of the Second World War. Here that celebrated choir returns to Walton's masterpiece, joined by colleagues from Leeds and by the chamber choir Laudibus. Yet the impression on disc - with the singers set way behind the orchestra - is of a relatively small body. That is a disappointment in what in so many ways is a powerful reading; Paul Daniel is a vigorous and generally idiomatic Waltonian, as he has demonstrated in his earlier Walton recordings for Naxos.
        
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