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Acis and Galatea – The Courier Review

 

Garry Fraser, The Courier

‘Superb vocals, excellent orchestra.’

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Acis and Galatea – The Scotsman Review

★★★★★

David Kettle, The Scotsman

‘A wonderfully buoyant, tender account, and one full of authentic emotion…a bittersweet joy from start to finish.’

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Acis and Galatea – The Times Review

★★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Times

‘Ninety minutes flowed by in bliss.’

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Acis and Galatea – BachTrack Review

 

David Smythe, BachTrack

‘John Butt directed his tight Baroque band of ten players with infectious dynamism from the harpsichord, taking the opening Sinfonia at a bracing lick.’

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Acis and Galatea – Building a Library – BBC Music Magazine

Our recording of Handel’s Acis and Galatea is the BBC Music Magazine “Building a Library” choice in the November 2015 issue. Given the fantastic recording catalogue of this wonderful piece, we are delighted to have been chosen.

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Acis & Galatea

Love, jealousy, tragedy and transfiguration — Acis & Galatea has it all. So it is no surprise that Handel’s ‘little opera’, as he called it, was his most popular stage work during his lifetime. It was his first major setting of a substantial English text and would become the prototype for the English oratorio, which earned Handel such fame in the latter part of his career. Performed by Dunedin Consort in the original ‘Cannons’ version with one-per-part choruses — which Gramophone called ‘utterly magical’ — Handel’s glorious music gleams anew.