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Hyperion Records

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Daphnis and Chloe by Francesco de Bianchi Ferrari (c1460-1510)
Reproduced by permission of The Wallace Collection, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55077
Recording details: January 1984
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Nicholas Parker
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1985
Total duration: 54 minutes 43 seconds

'Strongly recommended' (Gramophone)

'A suitably pastoral cantata, it depicts the shepherd Aminta’s wooing of the initially reluctant nymph in a series of charming arias' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Outstanding' (The Guardian)

'Even after 17 years this performance still dazzles. Significantly, no other group has touched the cantata since the disc was made. One can understand why: its charms would be hard to match. A celebration of Handel’s youthful genius, this recording fully deserves its reissue' (International Record Review)

'The two singers are superb… The purity of their voices, the splendid intonation and the secure high notes are worthy of our sincere admiration' (MusicWeb International)

Aminta e Fillide 'Arresta il passo', HWV83
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