Purcell

Le Poème Harmonique, Les Cris de Paris & Vincent Dumestre - Son of England (Music by Jeremiah Clarke & Purcell) (2017)

Le Poème Harmonique, Les Cris de Paris & Vincent Dumestre - Son of England (Music by Jeremiah Clarke & Purcell)
Classical, Baroque Era | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:33 min | 246 MB
Label: Alpha | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Henry Purcell died on 21 November 1695 at the age of thirty- six. The music he had written for the funeral of Queen Mary only eight months earlier was performed again for his burial service. Soon afterwards, several composers paid tribute to Purcell by writing odes in his memory.
The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: The Indian Queen (2015)

The Sixteen & Harry Christophers - Purcell: The Indian Queen (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:25 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Coro | Catalog: COR16129

The Indian Queen was one of Henry Purcell's final works and may in fact have been left unfinished at his death. Defining the state of the text is complicated by the fact that the work is a so-called semi-opera, a defunct form that mixed spoken dialogue, singing, and dance; the function of the surviving music isn't always totally clear. For those reasons, the work hasn't often been recorded. Many of the individual numbers are splendid examples of Purcell's style, with his sparkling ensemble dances and exuberantly rhythmic major-key tunes that seem to shake off dour minor introductory sections.
Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs (Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College) [2001]

Henry Purcell - Funeral Music For Queen Mary, Sacred Music, Dioclesian, Songs
(Michael Chance, Choir Of Clare College, Cambridge) [2001]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 522 MB
Classical | Label: C Majeur / NCRV ‎/ Columns Classics | Catalog Number: 290170 | TT: 2:07;41

Compilations are highly useful in understanding the works of the inexhaustibly tuneful British composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695). He had a few big hits, like the Funeral Music for Queen Mary (which is included here) and the opera Dido and Aeneas (which isn't). But much of his best music is scattered around in small bits, residing within genres that are rather odd from today's perspective. Purcell spent much of his short adult life as a theater composer, and his incidental music, for example, is filled with perfect miniatures…

Bowman, Chance - Countertenor Duets & Solos: Purcell, Blow (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 19, 2016
Bowman, Chance - Countertenor Duets & Solos: Purcell, Blow (2014)

Bowman, Chance - Countertenor Duets & Solos: Purcell, Blow (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 292 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55447

This recording of duets by the great composers of the Restoration is one of the gems of Hyperion’s catalogue. It features the celebrated countertenors James Bowman and Michael Chance at the peak of their powers, and the combination of their two voices with the sympathetic accompaniment of The King’s Consort creates something uniquely glorious.
Lynne Dawson, The Purcell Quartet - Alessandro Scarlatti: Two Cantatas & 'La Folia' (1987) Reissue 2007

Alessandro Scarlatti - Two Cantatas & 'La Folia' (1987) Reissue 2007
Lynne Dawson, soprano; The Purcell Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55233 | Time: 00:51:44

Alessandro Scarlatti wrote over 600 cantatas, two of which are on this 1987 disc performed by soprano Lynne Dawson and the Purcell Quartet: Correa nel seno amato and Già lusingato appieno. He wrote considerably less keyboard music – and next to nothing compared with the gargantuan achievement of his son Domenico – one of which is on this disc performed by Robert Woolley, the harpsichordist of the Purcell Quartet: the Variations on La Folia. With the chamber cantatas flanking the keyboard variations, this disc is a wonderful program of the elder Scarlatti's art. Though there are some who might argue English soprano Dawson is perhaps too reserved for this repertoire, none would argue that she doesn't have a clear voice and a supple technique. And while there are others who might argue the Purcell Quartet is perhaps too stringent for the repertoire, none would argue they don't play together with consummate ease and they don't accompany Dawson with brilliant mastery. But there are few who would disparage Woolley's blindingly virtuosic and blazingly demonic La Folia Variations.

Purcell - The Fairy Queen (Nicholas Kok) (2001/1995)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Oct. 19, 2016
Purcell - The Fairy Queen (Nicholas Kok) (2001/1995)

Purcell - The Fairy Queen (Nicholas Kok) (2001/1995)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 6.94 Gb (DVD9) | 134 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

The new production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen launched in 1995 by the English National Opera (ENO) was received with great enthusiasm by both the public and musical press. This atmospheric production was prepared by David Pountney, Robert Israel created the stage set, Dunya Ramicova was responsible for costume design and Quinny Sacks was responsible for the choreography of the dance roles as well as the numerous breathtaking ballet scenes. Under the musical direction of Nicholas Kok, the English National Orchestra played a baroque music which was as crystal clear as it was expressively infectious. Next to outstanding performers of the dancing roles such as Puck (Simon Rice) and the Indian boy (Arthur Pita), an entire armada of excellent singers was summoned up such as one seldom experiences together on the baroque opera stage. These included Yvonne Kenny as Titania, Thomas Randle as Oberon and Richard Van Allan as King Theseus. Jonathan Best, with his comic portrayal of the drunken poet, was loved by the audience and praised highly by the press, while other singers like Michael Chance, Mary Hegarthy, Janis Kelly, Marc Le Brocq and Christopher Ross all contributed their talents to produce an unusual musical theatre experience that has been masterfully preserved on this DVD.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 20, 2014
The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell

Rebecca Herissone, "The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell"
English | ISBN: 075466645X | 2012 | 432 pages | PDF | 5 MB
BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 1: Purcell - The Londoner

BBC - The Birth of British Music (2009) Part 1: Purcell - The Londoner
PDTVRip by JungleBoy | AVI/RAR | 720x400 | XviD 1650kbps 25.000fps | AC-3 128kbps (2 chnls)
Language: English | Subtitle: English | Runtime: 59min | 791MB | 5% Recovery
Genre: Documentary

Series in which conductor Charles Hazlewood explores the lives, times and music of great composers. The first programme celebrates the music of Henry Purcell, one of the most seminal but mysterious figures of British musical history. Charles investigates a wide range of Purcell's music, from his tavern songs to his sacred music and pioneering stage works. Music is performed by Charles Hazlewood's own ensemble, Army of Generals, as well as Sir John Tomlinson and the Choir of Westminster Abbey.
Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir, Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Isbe (2017)

Orfeo Orchestra, Purcell Choir, Gyorgy Vashegyi - Mondonville: Isbe (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:53:14 | 932 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Glossa | Catalog: GCD924001

With Isbé, a pastorale héroïque by Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, György Vashegyi has revived another overlooked dramatic work from the French Baroque – much as he did with Rameau’s Les Fêtes de Polymnie – for another release on the Glossa label. In his native Budapest, Vashegyi has been developing his interpretations of Baroque music with his Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir for nearly three decades now, and for this recording he has assembled a magnificent team of vocal soloists, well-versed in the idiom of eighteenth- century French opera: Thomas Dolié assumes the important role of Adamas, the Chief Druid, who is besotted by Isbé, and yet is also provided with modern Enlightenment thinking (the opera was premièred in 1742).

The King's Consort - Purcell: Twelve Sonatas Of Three Parts (2015)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 29, 2017
The King's Consort - Purcell: Twelve Sonatas Of Three Parts (2015)

The King's Consort - Purcell: Twelve Sonatas Of Three Parts (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 76:59 | 426 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Vivat Music Foundation | Catalog: VIVAT 110

Henry Purcell's Twelve Sonatas of Three Parts were issued in 1683, when the composer was 24 and the first wave of Italian trio sonata-like pieces was hitting France and England with earthshaking impact. Purcell followed Italian models with a pair of interlocking violin parts over a continuo, but the results are unmistakably English and hark back to the melancholy consort tradition, with oddly shaped lines and pungent dissonances scattered through the short, four-movement pieces (six or seven minutes in total).