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.

Kevin Mallon - Purcell: Theatre Music Vol. 2 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 7, 2016
Kevin Mallon - Purcell: Theatre Music Vol. 2 (2016)

Kevin Mallon - Purcell: Theatre Music Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:41 | 146 MB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2016

Despite his immersion in the composition of sacred music, Purcell retained a lifelong interest in the theatre- an aspect of his ouvre that has been neglected. Among the authors of the five works on this recording were two of the most celebrated of the age- John Dryden and William Congreve- and for their 'semi-operas' Purcell produced incidental music and songs of vitality, wit, and imaginative text-setting that offer an intriguing look at the world of Restoration drama.

Darden Purcell - Where The Blue Begins (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 28, 2016
Darden Purcell - Where The Blue Begins (2016)

Darden Purcell - Where The Blue Begins (2016)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:51 | 125 MB
Label: Armored Records | Release Year: 2016

Darden Purcell's highly anticipated second CD, Where the Blue Begins, masterfully showcases her honey and spice drenched voice, artistic sophistication, and vocal maturity. From her adept navigation of intricate lines on "Destination Moon" to her delicate interpretation of "Stairway to the Stars," Where the Blue Begins demonstrates Purcell is a musical "tour de force."

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 Parley of Instruments, Mark Caudle - The Noble Bass Viol: From Purcell To Handel  (1999)

The Parley of Instruments, Mark Caudle - The Noble Bass Viol (1999)
Purcell, Bocchi, Conti, Corelli, Draghi, Finger, Gorton, Hely, Handel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 362 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67088 | Time: 01:17:58

The viol consort was introduced to England in the early sixteenth century and was mainstay of domestic music until the middle of the seventeenth century. After the Restoration of Charles II to the throne in 1660, things rapidly changed with the rise in popularity of the violin amongst court musical lfe and amateurs. Composers soon ceased to contribute to the viol consort repertory, with some of Purcell's contemporaries such as Roger North regretting the change. North acknowledged that the violin was 'very excellent in it's kind', but thought that the 'noble Base Viol' embodied all its 'sublimitys'. As North recognised, the viol was not entirely supplanted by the violin in the Restoration period. The bass viol remained in use as a continuo instrument in chamber music until the early eighteenth century, and the instrument acquired a new repertory of solos, duet and trios with continuo. This recording is a survey of this little-known but rewarding repertory.
"Frontiers in Decadal Climate Variability" rap. by Amanda Purcell and Nancy Huddleston

"Frontiers in Decadal Climate Variability" by Amanda Purcell and Nancy Huddleston
Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate; Ocean Studies Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
NAS Press | 2016 | ISBN: 0309444616 9780309444613 | 92 pages | PDF | 10 MB

This volume is dedicated to understanding climate variability on the decadal timescale to examine variability in Earth’s climate on decadal timescales, defined as 10 to 30 years. Ocean and climate scientists reviewed the state of the science of decadal climate variability and its relationship to rates of human-caused global warming, and they explored opportunities for improvement in modeling and observations and assessing knowledge gaps.

Voces8, Les Inventions - A Purcell Collection (2014)  

Posted by peotuvave at July 29, 2015
Voces8, Les Inventions - A Purcell Collection (2014)

Voces8, Les Inventions - A Purcell Collection (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 311 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 170 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Signum U.k. | Catalog Number: 375

The young, virtuoso a cappella ensemble VOCES8 return to disc on Signum with a sumptuous collection of early works by Henry Purcell, one of England’s greatest composers. Joined by the specialist early music ensemble ‘Les Inventions’, the group explores Purcell’s astoundingly diverse output. There is hardly a genre in which he did not express himself: anthems, odes, funeral music, semi–operas, masques, sonatas, consort–music, songs and catches populate his extraordinarily multifaceted oeuvre. It is this astonishing diversity that Signum and VOCES8 celebrate.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell  

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
Henry Purcell - Dido & Aeneas - William Christie, Les Arts Florissants (2010)

Henry Purcell - Dido & Aeneas - William Christie, Les Arts Florissants (2010)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 21882 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:06:15 | 17.13 GB
Audio1: Occitan DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2213 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

From the beginning performance, when we see the prologue spoken by Fiona Shaw linking together several myths of ancient Greece with so much wit and panache, we realize that we will have a great artistic experience through the entire show. The little children are nothing more, nothing less, what Purcell had in mind when he composed the opera to be performed at the Josias Priest's girls' school in London in 1688. They do not harm the performance; on the contrary, they add commedy, drama, pathos when and wherever is needed.
Victorious Love - Purcell / Sampson, Cummings, Kenny, Et Al (2008)

Victorious Love - Purcell / Sampson, Cummings, Kenny, Et Al (2008)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 322 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Bis | Catalog Number: 1536

Purcell’s song output is extensive. Zimmerman, in his analytical catalogue of his music, the Z numbers in the heading, identifies five categories. All are represented in the nineteen songs of this anthology from Carolyn Sampson.