- Audio CD (Feb 9 2005)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Hyperion UK
- ASIN: B000002ZYL
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
this is the classic love story gone awry, set to pretty music with good, strong anthems to sing along with. the story and characters are fairly thin, but this opera is still a lot of fun.
The horns, and all the players, that Pople leads are in virtuoso form, and as usual in late 17th- and early 18th-century music, the conductor is exemplary. Hyperion's typically fine sonics (intimate and impactive here) make this an especially desirable release.
The Corydon Singers and Orchestra also perform admirably; it is to Best's credit that in the climactic fight scene at the end of Act I (Track 22), *all* the vocal lines--ten, IIRC--can be heard.
A wonderful recording, and a must have for any fan of Vaughan Williams.