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Handel's Acis & Galatea - Dunedin Consort - Klassik.com


10 February 2009
Klassik.com
Prof. Dr. Michael Bordt
4½ Stars

Wieder einmal ist John Butt, dessen Einspielungen vom 'Messias' und der 'Matthäuspassion' oft gerühmt worden ist, eine ganz hervorragende Einspielung gelungen. Dieses Mal hat er sich Händels 'Acis and Galatea‘ angenommen. Von den verschiedenen Fassungen, die von dieser Pastorale in englischer Sprache überliefert sind, hat Butt eine Fassung rekonstruiert, die Händel in Cannons unter den dort gegebenen Bedingungen komponiert und realisiert hat...

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