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Music For A While - Purcell: Solo Songs / Maarten Koningsberger, Fred Jacobs


Release Date: 02/28/2012 
Label:  Quintone   Catalog #: 8006  
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten KoningsbergerFred Jacobs
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Perfect Purcell on a superlative release chock-full of treasures. Versatile Dutch baritone Maarten Koningsberger and refined lutenist Fred Jacobs here join in the Henry Purcell 350th birthday celebrations with a beautiful recital of solo songs drawn from across the English Orpheus’ all-too-brief career.

"Koningsberger’s English pronounciation is cristal-clear and virtually accentless. Add to all the aforementioned Jacob’s utterly sympathetic theorbo accompaniments and you have one of the best Purcell recitals to have hit the shelves in years.” — William yeoman, Gramophone, ‘Editor’s Choice’
“Perfect Purcell on a superlative release chock-full of treasures. Versatile Dutch baritone Maarten Koningsberger and refined lutenist Fred Jacobs here join in the Henry Purcell 350th birthday celebrations with a beautiful recital of solo songs drawn from across the English Orpheus’ all-too-brief career.

"Koningsberger’s English pronounciation is cristal-clear and virtually accentless. Add to all the aforementioned Jacob’s utterly sympathetic theorbo accompaniments and you have one of the best Purcell recitals to have hit the shelves in years.” — William yeoman, Gramophone, ‘Editor’s Choice’
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Works on This Recording

1.
Who can behold Florella's charms?, Z 441 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
2.
When my Aemelia smiles, Z 434 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
3.
What a sad fate is mine, Z 428 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; England 
4.
The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
5.
She loves and she confesses too, Z 413 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
6.
Rashly I swore I would disown, Z 411 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1683; England 
7.
On the brow of Richmond Hill, Z 405 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
8.
Oh! fair Cedaria, hide those eyes, Z 402 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
9.
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z 400 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
10.
My heart, whenever you appear, Z 399 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; England 
11.
In vain we dissemble, Z 385 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1685; England 
12.
If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
13.
I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z 388 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1681; England 
14.
I resolve against cringing, Z 386 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1679; England 
15.
Hears not my Phyllis, Z 371 "Knotting Song" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1695; England 
16.
Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams, Z 355 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1687; England 
17.
Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, Z 353 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1688; England 
18.
A thousand sev'ral ways I tried, Z 359 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1684; England 
19.
Sophonisba, Z 590: Celia has a thousand charms by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1685; England 
20.
I lov'd fair Celia, Z 381 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1694; England 
21.
Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
22.
Indian Queen, Z 630: Their looks are such by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone), Fred Jacobs (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 

Sound Samples

Oh! Fair Cedaria, hide those eyes, Z. 402
Oedipus, King of Thebes, Z. 583: Music for a while
My heart, whenever you appear, Z. 399
I resolve against cringing, Z. 386
Ah! how pleasant 'tis to love, Z. 353
I take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams, Z. 388
Amidst the shades and cool refreshing streams, Z. 355
If music be the food of love, Z. 379
On the brow of Richmond Hill, Z. 405: On the brow of Richmond Hill , Z. 405
The Sicilian Usurper (The History of King Richard the Second), Z. 581: Retir'd from any mortal's sight
When my Acmelia [Aemelia] smiles, Z. 434
Rashly I swore I would disown, Z. 411
I lov'd fair Celia, Z. 381
The Married Beau, Z. 603, "The Curious Impertinent": Aira: See! Where repenting Celia lyes
What a sad fate is mine, Z. 428b
Who can behold Florella's charms, Z. 441
Not all my torments can your pity move, Z. 400
The fatal hour comes on apace, Z. 421
She loves and she confesses too, Z. 413
Hears not my Phillis, Z. 371, "The Knotting Song"
The Indian Queen, Z. 630: Act I: Their looks are such that Mercy show
The Prophetess, Z. 627, "The History of Dioclesian": Since from my dear Astrea's Sight
The Rival Sisters, Z. 609, "The Violence of Love": Celia has a thousand charms
In vain we dissemble, Z. 385
A thousand sev'ral ways I tried, Z. 359
The Indian Queen, Z. 630: Act III: Solo: I attempt from Love's Sickness

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