Telemann: Der geduldige Socrates

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LABELS: Hungaroton
WORKS: Der geduldige Socrates
PERFORMER: József Gregor, Éva Vámossy, Paul Esswood, Savaria Vocal Ensemble, Capella Savaria/Nicholas McGegan
CATALOGUE NO: HCD 12957-60 Reissue (1987)
Socrates, required by law to become a bigamist to boost the birth-rate, is sorely tried by his two jealous wives. The excellent 1987 translation is omitted, but the lively recitative is almost self-explanatory, the tuneful arias simply unforgettable. A hilarious reissue. George Pratt