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Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel: Acis and Galatea (1990)

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Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel: Acis and Galatea (1990)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel: Acis and Galatea (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 507 Mb | Total time: 105:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66361/2 | Recorded: 1989

Though many know it only in a later arrangement for soloists and choruses, Handel wrote this masque for five singers with a small orchestra. Despite the ending (the giant Polyphemus crushes Acis with a rock), the music suggests springtime and young love. There's humor, too: Polyphemus–so big, so dumb, so pleased with himself– is a comic baritone's dream. George doesn't capture all of the role's humor, but he is vocally well-cast. McFadden sometimes pushes her voice into a wobble, but her Galatea is appealing and sweetly sung. Best are Covey-Crump's graceful Damon (the voice of reason) and Ainsley's youthful, high-spirited Acis. (Ainsley also sings the slight but attractive "Look down.") The ensemble numbers are delightful, and Robert King brings the entire thing off splendidly.
–Matthew Westphal

Performer:
Galatea - Claron McFadden
Acis - John Mark Ainsley
Damon - Rogers Covey-Crump
Polyphemus - Michael George
Chorus - Robert Harre-Jones
The King's Consort
Conductor - Robert King

Track List
CD1:
PART I
01. Sinfonia
02. Oh, the pleasure of the plains! (Chorus)
03. Accompagnato: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains (Galatea)
04. Air: Hush, ye pretty warbling quire! (Galatea)
05. Air: Where shall I seek the charming fair? (Acis)
06. Recitative: Stay, shepherd, stay! (Damon)
07. Air: Shepherd, what art thou pursuing? (Damon)
08. Recitative: Lo! here my love, turn, Galatea, hither turn thy eyes
09. Air: Love in her eyes sits playing (Acis)
10. Recitative: Oh! didst thou know the pains of absent love (Galatea)
11. Air: As when the dove (Galatea)
12. Duet: Happy we! (Galatea/Acis)
CD2:
PART II
01. Wretched lovers! Fate has passed (Chorus)
02. Accompagnato: I rage, I melt, I burn! (Polyphemus)
03. Air: O ruddier than the cherry (Polyphemus)
04. Recitative: Whither, fairest, art thou running? (Polyphemus/Galatea)
05. Air: Cease to beauty to be suing (Polyphemus)
06. Air: Would you gain the tender creature (Damon)
07. Recitative: His hideous love provokes my rage (Acis)
08. Air: Love sounds th' alarm (Acis)
09. Air: Consider, fond shepherd (Damon)
10. Recitative: Cease, O cease, thou gentle youth (Galatea)
11. Trio: The flocks shall leave the mountains (Galatea/Acis/Polyphemus)
12. Accompagnato: Help, Galatea! Help, ye parent gods! (Acis)
13. Mourn, all ye muses! Weep, all ye swains! (Chorus)
14. Chorus: Must I my Acis still bemoan? (Galatea/Chorus)
15. Recitative: 'Tis done, thus I exert my pow'r divine (Galatea)
16. Air: Heart, the seat of soft delight (Galatea)
17. Galatea, dry thy tears (Chorus)
18. Look down, harmonious saint


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Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel: Acis and Galatea (1990)