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Acis and Galatea

Lucie Skeaping looks in detail at one of Handel's most popular and enduring works: Acis & Galatea. With extracts from recordings by Trevor Pinnock, John Eliot Gardiner and Adrian Boult, among others.

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16 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis & Galatea (Sinfonia – Presto)

    Performers: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (director)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 447 700-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis & Galatea ("Oh, the pleasure of the plains")

    Performers: The St Anthony Singers, Philomusica of London, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 3147.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis & Galatea ("As when the dove"; "Happy we!")

    Performers: Norma Burrowes (Galatea), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Acis), The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 423 406-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis & Galatea ("I rage, I melt, I burn"; "O ruddier than the cherry"; "Whither, fairest,

    Performers: David van Asch (Polyphemus), Kym Amps (Galatea), The Scholars of London

    • DORIAN.
    • DOR 93227.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis & Galatea ("Cease, o cease, thou gentle youth"; "The flocks shall leave the mountains

    Performers: Sophie Daneman (Galatea), Paul Agnew (Acis), Alan Ewing (Polyphemus), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

    • ERATO.
    • 3984-25505-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis & Galatea ("Mourn all ye muses")

    Performers: The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (director)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 447 700-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis & Galatea ("Heart, the seat of soft delight"; "Galatea, dry they tears")

    Performers: Joan Sutherland (Galatea), The St Anthony Singers, Philomusica of London, Sir Adrian Boult (conductor)

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN 3147.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Overture to 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Oh, the pleasure of the plains' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'As when the dove' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Happy we!' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'I rage, I melt, I burn' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'O ruddier than the cherry' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Whither, fairest, art thou running' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Cease to beauty suing' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Cease, o cease, thou gentle youth' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'The flocks shall leave the mountains' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Help, Galatea' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Mourn all ye muses' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Heart, the seat of soft delight' from 'Acis & Galatea'

  • George Frideric Handel

    'Galatea, dry thy tears' from 'Acis & Galatea'

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