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Handel: Acis & Galatea [CD]

George Frideric Handel Audio CD
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  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Audio CD (3 Aug 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00000DAJ4
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,141 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: SinfoniaKym Amps 3:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: ChorusAngus Davidson 5:270.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Galatea)Kym Amps0:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Galatea)Robin Doveton 6:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Acis)Kym Amps 3:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Damon)Robin Doveton0:240.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Damon)Kym Amps 4:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Acis)Angus Davidson0:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Acis)Kym Amps 5:570.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Galatea)Robin Doveton0:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Galatea)Kym Amps 6:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Duet (Galatea and Acis)Robin Doveton 2:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: ChorusKym Amps 3:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Polyphemus)Angus Davidson 1:240.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Polyphemus)Kym Amps 3:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Polyphemus, Galatea)Robin Doveton 1:160.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Polyphemus)Kym Amps 5:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Acis)Robin Doveton0:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Acis)Kym Amps 2:380.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Damon)Robin Doveton 4:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Galatea)Kym Amps0:240.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Trio (Galatea, Acis and Polyphemus)Angus Davidson 1:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Acis)Kym Amps 1:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: ChorusAngus Davidson 4:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Solo (Galatea) and ChorusKym Amps 4:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Recitative (Galatea)Angus Davidson0:110.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: Air (Galatea)Kym Amps 3:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: ChorusAngus Davidson 2:410.69  Buy MP3 


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars low scale recording but good 22 Nov 2010
By Miss M. Potter TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This recording uses a chamber-music setting with only four singers that are named (five are needed.) and there are eight instrumentalists. However the recording has a good atmosphere with the intimacy of a small-scale performance, with one player to a part. The chorus is made from the principals. And the performers show that they are experts in the Handel style.
Kym Amps makes a gentle, vulnerable Galatea, with a beautiful tone to her voice. She has excellent phrasing and ornamentation. There is a ripe but tastefully handled bass of David van Asch in Polyphemus, Damon, originally a tenor role, is sung here by a countertenor. And it is done sensitively.
The performance might have been better with more shaping to some parts and perhaps the harpsichord could be more prominent and better intergrated into the sound texture. But the product is very good and still stands up as a good version of this Handel classic.
This is an evergreen and lovely composition and this recording offers a good insight into the magic of the score.
Clearly there are faults in the handling of the score, but it is still an excellent release. A good budget price programme of Handel magic
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Acis & Galatea 4 Dec 2011
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This is a well-performed versions of this piece, though where other versions use soprani and alti, this one uses a counter-tenor, which may affect your choice, if you do or don't like c-tenors. Very enjoyable
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic recording, and low-priced too! 22 Jun 1999
By Andrew Baumann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I found this recording of Handel's English masque "Acis and Galatea" to be as good as any at full-price. The recording is crisp and clear, the singers and instrumentalists top-notch, and in contrast to many budget CDs this one provides a full libretto. Naxos has managed to fit the entire masque -- nearly 80 minutes long -- onto a single CD, without cutting anything that Handel himself didn't cut when this piece was revived in his own lifetime. It is heartening to learn that you don't always get what you (don't) pay for -- I would charactize this as a fantastic recording even if it were at full-price.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing performance of the opera on one disc! 15 Mar 2007
By David Fletcher Noble - Published on Amazon.com
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Lovely recording of the Handel work and the players give a brisk and moving sound to the numbers. The cast is light with four singers and only these four make the chorus as well as the characters, which sounds like more of a consort than a opera chorus. Four more singers would have made the chorus stand out better for the opera. Touching plot of simple pastoral lovers threatened by a rival giant. The lamenting chorus with Galatea give much light as she weeps at Acis' tragic loss. And calling it a masque is too small for this fine piece; it is an opera.
4.0 out of 5 stars When a giant gets a crush 7 Aug 2014
By G. Mosley - Published on Amazon.com
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Libretto by John Gay and Alexander Pope, "Acis and Galatea" has more than a few levels of irony in it. One of the most hummable and bouncy tunes in the whole is sung by Polyphemus, as he experiences love -- wildly incongruous love. There is nothing insincere about the words or music, even if the combination of high and low brought humor. (Not long after, the English stage would have "Chrononhotonthologos," with upside down people, etc.) Our own age of irony may finally allow us to appreciate how this little Masque can be tragic and comic, light without undercutting its themes. Certainly the recording and performances are lovely.
6 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I was unimpressed 7 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I should commend the Scholars Baroque Ensemble for the work they are doing in popularising early music at a price most people can afford. Yet don't be mistaken: what is budget-priced is budget-quality. The in-house singers are not the greatest, especially as compared to the star-studded performances of other Handel operas and oratorios which are currently available. Unless you have a particular reason to own this recording, or can't afford anything else, I would not recommend it. If you can own only one Handel recording, I would suggest a recent recording of oratorio Esther, directed by Christophers.
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