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Mon 05 Mar, 2018:
Purcell: Royal Welcome Songs for King James II

Composed as the monarchy was falling foul of public favour, Purcell’s Welcome Songs for King James II are perfectly poised pieces of royal...

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Thu 22 Sep, 2016:
Pumeza: Arias

Having given Pumeza Matshikiza’s debut recording a warm welcome (see my review dated 2 October 2014), this release arrived with some anticipation....

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Fri 26 Aug, 2016:
Come all ye songsters

Recorded live in March 2015 with atmospheric sound quality, this recital is largely devoted to Henry Purcell and the Gresham Manuscript, which he...

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Tue 05 Jul, 2016:
Mondonville: Grands Motets – De profundis (1748); Magnus Dominus (1734); Nisi Dominus (1743); Cantate Domino (1743)

A younger contemporary of Rameau, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville (1711-72) enjoyed considerable success in his lifetime as a violinist with the...

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Thu 04 Feb, 2016:
Purcell: Twelve Sonatas of Three Parts

A follow up to their earlier recording of the “Ten Sonatas in Four Parts”, Robert King and his period-instrument string quartet (two violins, bass...

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Thu 17 Sep, 2015:
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

We’ve come a long way since Janet Baker’s glorious full-bodied take on Dido’s lament: here the instruments are stripped back to the barest of...

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Mon 11 May, 2015:
Purcell: The Indian Queen; Daniel Purcell: The Masque of Hymen

More incidental music than opera, Purcell’s The Indian Queen was first performed incomplete in the year of the composer’s death, which probably...

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Tue 08 Jul, 2014:
Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts – A minor, Z804; D minor, Z805; G minor, Z806; C major, Z808; F major, Z810; D major, Z811; B minor, Z802; G minor, Z809; E flat major, Z803

Written in the early 1680s but not published until two years after his death, Purcell’s 'Ten Sonatas in Four Parts' are an amalgam of continental...

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Mon 30 Jun, 2014:
Corelli: Church Sonatas, Opp 1 & 3

Corelli’s seminal first experiments in sonata form were published as 'Sonate a tre', Op 1, in 1781, and he followed this with another set (Op 3) in...

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Wed 18 Jun, 2014:
Daniel Purcell: The Judgement of Paris

When, in 1701, Daniel Purcell entered a competition to compose a new English opera, he may have been hoping that the magic of his surname would win...

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Thu 11 Jul, 2013:
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly is the driving force behind this recording of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and she shines in what is an excellent,...

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