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Rameau fans will rejoice over this world premiere recording of his ‘other’ Anacréon, a work of 1754 painstakingly reconstructed from scattered frag- ments of manuscript by Jonathan Williams. A chill in the recorded sound notwithstanding, there’s elegant, expressive, heart-warming singing from Matthew Brook and Anna Dennis. One of the chief pleasures lies in the band’s virtuosity, including a brace of fantastically flighty flutes, playing throughout with the most impressive, almost gleeful, brio. When the excellent full chorus weighs in with magnificent panache one regrets that there is so little for them to do.

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