Handel: Acis and Galatea

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Naxos
WORKS: Acis and Galatea
PERFORMER: Kym Amps, Robin Doveton, Angus Davidson, David van Asch; Scholars Baroque Ensemble/David van Asch
CATALOGUE NO: 8.553188
This recording of Handel’s pastoral is based on the composer’s earlier, scaled-down version. Yet the performance seems dramatically underpowered and sometimes insecure. There are strong moments, however, notably in the ensemble ‘The flocks shall leave the mountains’ and in the dying recitative of Acis. Nicholas Anderson

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