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Britten: Purcell Realizations / Lott, Gritton, Walker, Et Al


Release Date: 07/11/2006 
Label:  Hyperion Dyad Catalog #: 22058   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  James BowmanGraham JohnsonFelicity LottJohn Mark Ainsley,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'Altogether a marvellous treat - another Hyperion triumph' (Classic CD) 'It is more or less axiomatic now that anything Graham Johnson turns his hand to will be perfectly realised, and here it proves once again to be the case. That he is accompanying eight of the finest voices in the young and middle generations of British singers can only have helped. Hyperion supplies full texts and a recorded sound of complete fidelity. These are, moreover, well filled discs. It is plain that nothing short of a strong recommendation will do' (Fanfare, USA) DIAPASON D'OR 'Altogether a marvellous treat - another Hyperion triumph' (Classic CD) 'It is more or less axiomatic now that anything Graham Johnson turns his hand to will be perfectly realised, and here it proves once again to be the case. That he is accompanying eight of the finest voices in the young and middle generations of British singers can only have helped. Hyperion supplies full texts and a recorded sound of complete fidelity. These are, moreover, well filled discs. It is plain that nothing short of a strong recommendation will do' (Fanfare, USA) DIAPASON D'OR Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hears not my Phyllis, Z 371 "Knotting Song" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  James Bowman (Countertenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
2.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Fairest Isle by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
3.
If music be the food of love, Z 379: 3rd setting by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
4.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Turn then thine eyes by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
5.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
6.
Pious Celinda goes to prayers, Z 410 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
7.
I'll sail upn the Dog-star by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Jackson (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
8.
On the brow of Richmond Hill, Z 405 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
9.
From silent shades, Z 370 "Bess of Bedlam" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
10.
If music be the food of love, Z 379: 1st setting by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
11.
Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, Z 587: There's not a swain by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
12.
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z 400 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), James Bowman (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
13.
Mock Marriage, Z 605: Man is for the woman made by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
14.
Sweeter than roses, Z 585 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: By 1696; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
15.
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
16.
Indian Queen, Z 630: I attempt from Love's sickness to fly by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Susan Gritton (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
17.
I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z 388 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
18.
Fairy Queen, Z 629: Hark! The echoing air by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
19.
Rival Sisters, Z 609: Take not a woman's anger ill by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
20.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: How blest are shepherds by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
21.
Oroonoko, Z 584: Celemene, pray tell me by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Susan Gritton (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
22.
Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323: Sound the trumpet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
23.
I spy Celia, Celia eyes me, Z 499 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Richard Jackson (Baritone), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
24.
Lost is my quiet for ever, Z 502 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano), Susan Gritton (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
25.
What can we poor females do?, Z 518 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano), Susan Gritton (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
26.
Maid's Last Prayer, Z 601: No, resistance is but vain by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Jackson (Baritone), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
27.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628: Shepherd leave by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Susan Gritton (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano), Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
28.
Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
29.
Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
30.
In guilty night, Z 134 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Sarah Walker (Mezzo Soprano), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano),
Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
31.
Lord, what is man?, Z 192 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Felicity Lott (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
32.
We sing to Him whose wisdom form'd the ear, Z 199 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  James Bowman (Countertenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
33.
Now that the sun hath veiled his light, Z 193 "Evening Hymn on a Ground" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Felicity Lott (Soprano), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
34.
Let the night perish, Z 191 "Job's Curse" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
35.
Thou wakeful shepherd, Z 198 "Morning Hymn" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1688; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
36.
Alleluia by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
37.
In the black dismal dungeon of despair, Z 190 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
38.
Dulcibella, when e'er I sue for a kiss, Z 485 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Jackson (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
39.
When Myra sings, Z 521 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Richard Jackson (Baritone), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
40.
Don Quixote, Z 578: Let the dreadful engines by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Simon Keenlyside (Baritone), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694-1695; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 

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