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Purcell: The Cares of Lovers / Pierce, Egarr, Carter


Release Date: 03/01/2019 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 592  
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Linn Records is thrilled to introduce soprano Rowan Pierce in what promises to be a sensational debut recording. The Cares of Lovers comprises songs from across Purcell’s brief career from She loves and she confesses too, one of his very first published pieces (1683), to Sweeter than roses from his final months (1695). Although they all display the same matchless ingenuity and uncanny ability to set English words to music, a highlight includes Tell me, some pitying angel – a triumph of dramatic composition and the equal of any Italian cantata of the period. Since winning the President’s Award at the Royal College of Music in 2017, Pierce has won acclaim for her performances at The Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and at the BBC Proms. Her Read more performance in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, with the Academy of Ancient Music, won praise for her ‘expressive’ (Financial Times) and ‘heart-piercing’ (The Independent) singing. Richard Egarr and William Carter, two baroque music heavy-weights, join Pierce for this recording, made in Haarlem, Netherlands. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Thou wakeful shepherd, Z 198 "Morning Hymn" by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1688; England 
2.
The fatal hour comes on apace, Z 421 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
3.
Tell me, some pitying angel, Z 196 "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1693; England 
4.
Sweeter than roses, Z 585 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: By 1696; England 
5.
She loves and she confesses too, Z 413 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
6.
O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
7.
Now that the sun hath veiled his light, Z 193 "Evening Hymn on a Ground" by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
8.
If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 
9.
From silent shades, Z 370 "Bess of Bedlam" by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1683; England 
10.
Timon of Athens Z632: The cares of lovers by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
11.
Sweeter than roses (from "Pausanias"), song, Z. 585/1 by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
13.
Oedipus: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1692; England 
14.
Bonduca, or the British Heroine: Oh! Lead me to some peaceful gloom by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 

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