Jill Feldman, Nigel North, Sarah Cunningham & Davitt Moroney - Purcell: Ayres & Songs from Orpheus Britannicus
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 139:46 min | 575 MB
Label: Arcana | Tracks: 38 | Rls.date: 2017
It is an important moment in the life of a singer when she is able to confront the standard repertory. After years spent studying theatre and music in Shakespeare's England under the guidance of musicologist Philip Brett, Jill Feldman recorded two programmes of Henry Purcell's music in 1992, reissued here as a double CD. Many of the Ayres and Songs from Orpheus Britannicus are connected to the English theatrical tradition. In the earliest piece on this CD, From Silent Shades , and the latest, From Rosy Bow'rs , we hear one theatrical tradition placing the voice of truth in the mouth of a madman.