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Handel: Acis and Galatea / Dawn Kotoski, David Gordon, Glenn Siebert, Jan Opalach - Gerard Schwarz

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel)
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Acis and Galatea, variously described as a pastoral, a 'little opera' and a masque, is one of Handel's most popular works. It is a delectable succession of pastoral airs, love-lorn lyrics, and sprightly or mourning choruses, spiced by the pungent and unforgettable interjection of the one-eyed giant Polyphemus, who destroys the idyll of the shepherd Acis and the nymph Galatea. Handel had first turned to the subject in a cantata written in Naples in 1708. His English work, formally a masque, went through several stages until this two-act version of 1739, written principally by John Gay and graced by Handel's exquisite music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (03/04/1991-03/05/1991).


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>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel)
  • Performers: Jillon Dupree (Organ); Jillon Dupree (Harpsichord); Michael Morgan (Double Bass); Bernard Shapiro (Oboe); Susan Williams (Cello); Judy Kriewall (Piccolo); Scott Goff (Flute)
  • Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
  • Ensemble: Seattle Symphony Chorale
  • Notes: Seattle Opera House, Seattle, WA (03/04/1991-03/05/1991)
  • Running Time: 90 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718