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Purcell: Theatre Music, Vol. 2 / Mallon, Aradia Ensemble


Release Date: 05/13/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573280   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Johane AnsellJason Nedecky
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Despite his immersion in the composition of sacred music, Purcell retained a lifelong interest in the theatre - an aspect of his ouvre that has been neglected. Among the authors of the five works on this recording were two of the most celebrated of the age - John Dryden and William Congreve - and for their ‘semi-operas’ Purcell produced incidental music and songs of vitality, wit, and imaginative text-setting that offer an intriguing look at the world of Restoration drama. Despite his immersion in the composition of sacred music, Purcell retained a lifelong interest in the theatre - an aspect of his ouvre that has been neglected. Among the authors of the five works on this recording were two of the most celebrated of the age - John Dryden and William Congreve - and for their ‘semi-operas’ Purcell produced incidental music and songs of vitality, wit, and imaginative text-setting that offer an intriguing look at the world of Restoration drama. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Married Beau, Z 603 "Curious Impertinent" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Johane Ansell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
2.
Spanish Friar, Z 610: Whilst I with grief by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Johane Ansell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694-1695; England 
3.
Sir Anthony Love, Z 588 "Rambling Lady" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Johane Ansell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690; England 
4.
Aureng-Zebe, Z 573: I see she flies me by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Johane Ansell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
5.
Old Bachelor, Z 607 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Johane Ansell (Soprano), Jason Nedecky (Baritone)
Conductor:  Kevin Mallon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1693; England 

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