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Purcell Edition, Vol. 2: The Indian Queen; The Tempest; Dioclesian; Timon Of Athens

Purcell / Gardiner,John Eliot
Release Date: 04/13/2009 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4691990   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rosemary HardyRoderick EarleCarol HallDavid Thomas,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirMonteverdi Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Length: 4 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The choral singing is especially fine, with the close of the work movingly expressive… for The Tempest, Gardiner demonstrates how delightful it is, a masterly collection, in performances both polished and stylish and with excellent solo and choral singing…"

- Penguin Guide (Review of The Indian Queen and The Tempest)
"The choral singing is especially fine, with the close of the work movingly expressive… for The Tempest, Gardiner demonstrates how delightful it is, a masterly collection, in performances both polished and stylish and with excellent solo and choral singing…"

- Penguin Guide (Review of The Indian Queen and The Tempest)
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Works on This Recording

1. Indian Queen, Z 630 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 62 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Tempest, Z 631 "Enchanted Island" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rosemary Hardy (Soprano), Roderick Earle (Bass), Carol Hall (Soprano),
David Thomas (Bass), Jennifer Smith (Soprano), Stephen Varcoe (Baritone),
John Elwes (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Monteverdi Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1695; England 
Length: 57 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. The Prophetess, Z 627 "The History of Dioclesian" by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor), Gillian Fisher (Soprano), Lynne Dawson (Soprano),
Paul Elliott (Tenor), Michael George (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; England 
4. Timon of Athens, Z 632 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Gillian Fisher (Soprano), Rogers Covey-Crump (Tenor),
Paul Elliott (Tenor), Michael George (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
5. Tyrannic Love, Z 613 "Royal Martyr": Ah, how sweet it is to love by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
6. Oedipus, Z 583: Music for a while by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1692; England 
7. Married Beau, Z 603 "Curious Impertinent": Overture by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
8. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
9. If music be the food of love, Z 379 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692-1695; England 

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