EGIDIO DUNI (1708-1775): Le deux chasseurs et la laitière, MICHAŁ ORŁOWSKI (second half of 18th cen.): Symphony in F.
Catalogue Number: 12S020
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The libretto for this 1763 one-act comedy is based on two fables by De La Fontaine, ingeniously combining two plots involving two hunters and a milk jug, In the galant style with fast‐paced action, a sharp sense of humor and, above all, very light and cleverly written music, this became one of the most popular operas in Paris of the time. Collectors of the Polish lassical symphony will want Orłowski’s three-movement 17-minute symphony (not just strings - winds and horns too!) which is worth the price of the disc by itself. French libretto. Agnieszka Budzińska-Bennett (soprano), Maciej Straburzyński (baritone), Łukasz Wilda (tenor), Accademia dell’Arcadia; Roberto Balconi.