JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764): Dardanus.
Catalogue Number: 02I024
Label: ABC Classics
Reference: 476 5844
Description: Originally premiered in 1739, Rameau revised this score both in 1744 and 1760. This Australian production uses the original version but also includes a couple of choice later additions. Those who have the DG Archiv recording (2000) will have 28 more minutes of music than exists here but this brand-new release is the only other recording of the work. 2 CDs. French-English libretto. Paul Agnew (tenor), Kathryn McCusker (soprano), Paul Whelan (baritone), Stephen Bennett (bass), Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes; Antony Walker.