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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 
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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 

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