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Dunedin Consort back in the charts
Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718) by Dunedin Consort is back in the Official UK Classical Chart this week, after a sterling review on BBC Radio 3. CD Review's popular 'Building a Library' feature, named Acis and Galatea its first choice.
The broadcast sparked an upsurge in sales of this revelatory recording and resulted in a chart placing at Number 8.
The recording, which was released in November 2008, was also named 'Editor's Choice' and 'CD of the Month' in Gramophone, 'Recording of the Month' on MusicWebInternational.com, 'Opera & Vocal Disc of the Month' in Classic FM Magazine, 'CD of the Week' in the Observer and won an 'Opus d'Or' award in France. In addition to this the album received many five star reviews:
"Handel fans rejoice - a definitive Acis and Galatea at last!" Audiophile Audition
"The freshness with which they sing radiates joy throughout the entire score." Classic FM Magazine
"Such radiant music-making is an ideal hors d'oeuvre for the upcoming Handel year." Financial Times
"Yet another wonderful outing of the Dunedin Consort under John Butt." SA-CD.net
Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718) by Dunedin Consort is available on high-resolution download and disc (2-CD set).