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Greene: Spenser's Amoretti / Hulett, Green, Pinardi

Greene / Hulet / Green / Pinardi
Release Date: 12/18/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572891   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice Greene
Performer:  Benjamin HulettGiangiacomo PinardiLuke Green
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The distinguished English composer Maurice Greene was appointed Master of the King’s Music in 1735. He soon composed a series of 25 sonnet settings taken from the collection of 89 Amoretti (‘little loves’) written by Edmund Spenser, one of the greatest poets of the Shakespearean age. These settings show Greene to have been a master of word-painting technique, and a subtle colourist with a sensitive ear for Spenser’s verse. This jewel of a collection is also historically important, as it can be considered one of the earliest song cycles in the history of English music. The distinguished English composer Maurice Greene was appointed Master of the King’s Music in 1735. He soon composed a series of 25 sonnet settings taken from the collection of 89 Amoretti (‘little loves’) written by Edmund Spenser, one of the greatest poets of the Shakespearean age. These settings show Greene to have been a master of word-painting technique, and a subtle colourist with a sensitive ear for Spenser’s verse. This jewel of a collection is also historically important, as it can be considered one of the earliest song cycles in the history of English music. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Spenser's Amoretti by Maurice Greene
Performer:  Benjamin Hulett (Tenor), Giangiacomo Pinardi (Theorbo), Luke Green (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written:  by 1739; England 

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