Belshazzar's Feast


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Belshazzar’s Feast

lavish banquet, with vessels stolen from Jerusalem temple. [O.T.: Daniel, 5]
See: Feast

Belshazzar’s Feast

disembodied hand foretells Belshazzar’s death. [O.T.: Daniel 5]
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Mars Saba, perched upon a crag, a human nest stock high up against a perpendicular mountain wall, is a world of grand masonry that rises, terrace upon terrace away above your head, like the terraced and retreating colonnades one sees in fanciful pictures of Belshazzar's Feast and the palaces of the ancient Pharaohs.
BBC PROMS: RATTLE CONDUCTS BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST (BBC4, 7.30pm) The annual Henry Wood Promenade Concerts hit a glorious high this summer with Public Service Broadcasting's tribute to the heroes of space flight and those first moon landings.
He first met Paul Gudgin, artistic director of Durham BRASS, when he asked Steve if he would be interested in transcribing Belshazzar's Feast, William Walton's choral classic, for the Reg Vardy Band at the 2017 festival.
Spring Song and the colourful Suite from Belshazzar's Feast are both engagingly played rarities.
? Belshazzar's Feast Mick and James have re-united with Dave Bordewey (fiddle, cittern, harmonies) and are joined by Paul Downes (guitar, mando-cello, mandolin, banjo, harmonies).
The threesome - Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman), Saul Rose (Waterson, Carthy) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast) - have a host of collaborative efforts outside of those mentioned above.
(pic 160518floyd) Belshazzar's Feast, Barnsley Civic: Friday, May 25This folk duo wows audiences with an eclectic mix of songs and wry humour.
Some favourite conductors are returning to guest on the CBSO podium: Vassily Sinaisky (with Benjamin Grosvenor in Mozart's 21st Piano Concerto); Alexander Vedernikov (with Paul Watkins in Dvorak's Cello Concerto), plus Shostakovich's rarely-heard Sixth Symphony; Daniele Rustioni, much-admired here for his performances conducting Welsh National Opera; Karl-Heinz Steffens (joined by Christian Tetzlaff for the Sibelius Violin Concerto); the much-loved Jac van Steen (with Steven Osborne in the Shostakovich Second Piano Concerto); Ilan Volkov (in Mahler's Ninth Symphony); and, mouth-wateringly, John Wilson (conducting Vaughan Williams' Fifth Symphony and Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, with the CBSO Chorus andBirmingham UniversitySingers).
Sir William Walton's cantata, Belshazzar's Feast, took the famous Biblical story to new heights in its use of large numbers of singers and musicians.
Fiddle player Paul Sartin is a member of Bellowhead, as well as half of BBC Folk Award-nominated duo Belshazzar's Feast and part of the raved-about stage show Made in the Great War.
BBC PROMS 2015 BBC2, 8.00pm The music festival gets under way as Katie Derham (below) and Tom Service introduce Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20, with soloist Lars Vogt.
The music festival gets under way at London's Royal Albert Hall as Katie Derham and Tom Service introduce Belshazzar's Feast by William Walton and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 20, with soloist Lars Vogt.