WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Purcell: King Arthur / Deller, Deller Consort

Purcell / Deller Consort / King's Musick / Deller
Release Date: 07/12/2011 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 50252  
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Mark DellerHonor SheppardLeigh NixonMaurice Bevan,   ... 
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller ChoirKing's MusickDeller Consort
Number of Discs: 2 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $21.98
CD:  $19.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

Like Purcell's other great scores for the stage, King Arthur belongs to a highly unusual genre - it is neither a play nor an opera but a hybrid of the two known as 'semi-opera.' Alfred Deller's legendary 1979 recording is one of the work's benchmark interpretations, and introduced many music-lovers to Purcell's masterpiece for the first time. Like Purcell's other great scores for the stage, King Arthur belongs to a highly unusual genre - it is neither a play nor an opera but a hybrid of the two known as 'semi-opera.' Alfred Deller's legendary 1979 recording is one of the work's benchmark interpretations, and introduced many music-lovers to Purcell's masterpiece for the first time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Mark Deller (Countertenor), Honor Sheppard (Soprano), Leigh Nixon (Tenor),
Maurice Bevan (Baritone), Nigel Beavan (Bass), Jean Knibbs (Soprano),
Paul Elliott (Tenor), Rosemary Hardy (Soprano), Alfred Deller (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deller Choir,  King's Musick,  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1691; England 
Language: English 
2.
Timon of Athens, Z 632: Masque by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Honor Sheppard (Soprano), Paul Elliott (Tenor), Maurice Bevan (Baritone),
Jean Knibbs (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alfred Deller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Musick,  Deller Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

King Arthur: [1.1] Overture [1.2] Air [1.3] Overture
King Arthur: Act I, sc.2: [2.1] Bass: "Woden first to thee" [2.2] Chorus: "Brave Souls" [2.3] Counter-tenor: "I call ye all"
King Arthur: Act I, sc.2: Tenor and Chorus: "Come if you dare"
King Arthur: Act II: [4.1] Philidel: "Hither this way bend" [4.2] Grimbald: "Let not a Moon-born Elf" [4.3] Philidel: "Hitheer this way" [4.4] Philidel: "Come follow me"
King Arthur: [5.1] 1 Shepherd: "How blest are Shepherds" [5.2] 2 Shepherdesses: "Shepherd, leave Decoying" [5.3] Hornpipe
King Arthur: Act III, sc.2: Prelude. Cupid: "What ho"
King Arthur, Z. 628: Act III, "What Power art thou, who from below..." ("Cold Song")
King Arthur: Act III, sc.2: [8.1] Cupid: "Tis I, that have warm'd ye" [8.2] Cupid & Genius: "Sound a Parley" [8.3] Air
King Arthur: Act IV, sc.2: 2 Syrens: "Two Daugthers"
King Arthur: Act I, sc.2 : I call ye all (contre-ténor + ch?ur)
King Arthur: Act V, sc.2: [3.1] Trompet Tune [3.2] Aeolus: "Ye Blust'ring Brethren"
King Arthur: Act V, sc.2: [4.1] Symphony [4.2] Song Tune. Nereid & Pan: "Round thy Coasts" [4.3] Alto, Tenor & Bass: "For Folded Flocks"
King Arthur: Act V, sc.2: Song Tune: "Your Hay"
King Arthur: Act V, sc.2: Venus: "Fairest Isle"
King Arthur: Act V, sc.2: [7.1] Soprano: "You say" [7.2] Bass: "This not my passion" [7.3] Bass: "But one soft Moment"
King Arthur: Act V, sc.2: [8.1] Trumpet Tune [8.2] Honour: "St. George"
King Arthur: Act V, sc.2: Chaconne
"The Masque" from TIMON OF ATHENS: [10.1] Overture [10.2] Air [10.3] Overture
"The Masque" from TIMON OF ATHENS: [11.1] Duet (Sopranos 1 & 2): "Hark" [11.2] Solo (Soprano): "Love in their little veins" [11.3] Trio (Sopranos 1 & 2, baritone): "Hence with your trifling deity"
"The Masque" from TIMON OF ATHENS: [12.1] Cupid: "Come all" [12.2] Chorus: "Who can resist" [12.2] Chorus: "Who can resist"
"The Masque" from TIMON OF ATHENS: [13.1] Solo (Soprano): "The cares of lovers" [13.2] Solo (Tenor): "Love quickly is palled" [13.3] Duet (Cupid & Bacchus), Chorus: "Come, let us agree"

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Already a subscriber? Sign In