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Handel - Apollo e Dafne / Judith Nelson · David Thomas · PBO · McGegan
George Frideric Handel, Nicholas McGegan, Judith Nelson
Handel - Apollo e Dafne / Judith Nelson David Thomas PBO McGegan
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Apollo and Dafne tells the story of the nymph that gets turned into a laurel tree as a means of expiating her grief over the death of her lover. Strauss set the story as one of his late operas, and here you get the same de...  more »

      
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Apollo and Dafne tells the story of the nymph that gets turned into a laurel tree as a means of expiating her grief over the death of her lover. Strauss set the story as one of his late operas, and here you get the same deal in a third of the time. Nicholas McGegan's direction of this charming cantata keeps the story hopping along, the two protagonists sing well, and the music is delightful. --David Hurwitz
 

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Italian cantata
05/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Whichever of the three competing versions of Apollo e Dafne you choose you can be assured of great music. This is one of Handel's early works but doesn't show it. The McGegan version benefits from the ever popular Kirkby-Thomas pairing, but the Standage version has tighter orchestral support. The Harnoncourt version on Teldec comes in a poor third, with Teldec not even bothering to include a libretto."