Purcell Cecilia's Herreweghe

Marco Beasley - Accordone - Il sogno d'Orfeo (Monteverdi, Purcell, Calestani, Strozzi, Pagano) [2000]

Marco Beasley - Accordone - Il sogno d'Orfeo (Monteverdi, Purcell, Calestani, Strozzi, Pagano) [2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 264 MB
Classical | Label: ORF | Catalog Number: CD247 | TT: 54’18

Live record from a concert in the "Resonanzen 1999" series, Wiener Konzerthaus 1999.
Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)

Christophe Coin, Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Schumann: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 4 (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 56:05 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Philippe Herreweghe directs these Schumann concertos with severity and urgency, with an impact that’s particularly strong in the opening movement of the A minor piano concerto. The soloist is Andreas Staier, who plays a mid-19th century J.B. Streicher instrument. But it’s not just the use of period instruments (this is certainly the kind of piano Schumann would have known) that proves so fascinating here; rather, it’s the minutely detailed way in which soloist and conductor interact during this performance. Note, for instance, how astutely Herreweghe’s wind players articulate the sorrowful first subject group after the soloist’s opening salvo, a passage that sets the tone for all that follows.
Friederike Chylek - Time Stands Still Purcell, Dowland, Byrd etc. (2017)

Friederike Chylek - Time Stands Still Purcell, Dowland, Byrd etc.
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 55:37 min | 129 MB
Label: Oehms Classics | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2017

Friederike Chylek, born in Starnberg, began playing the piano and the recorder at age seven. Whilst still attending secondary school in Stockdorf and Gräfelfing, she began her artistic edu-cation in Munich with the harpsichordist Michael Eberth. Start-ing in the year 2000, she studied harpsichord and figured bass at the world renowned Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with pro-fessors including Jesper Christensen, with Rudolf Lutz (historical improvisation) and Edoardo Torbianelli (fortepiano).
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.
The Purcell Quartet - Francesco Geminiani: La Folia and Other Concertos and Sonatas (2007)

The Purcell Quartet - Francesco Geminiani: La Folia and Other Concertos and Sonatas (2007)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 271 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55234

With this recording, the Purcell Quartet reach the mid-point in their six-part series of chamber music based on La Jolla, and although this CD is devoted to Geminiani, the only work on that tune is, in fact, his concerto grosso arrangement of Corelli's variations for violin (Op. 5 No. 12). In addition, they have chosen the G minor Concerto grosso (distinguished by Geminiani's remarkable concertino viola part, played to good effect by Alan George), two of Geminiani's original solo sonatas (giving Catherine Mackintosh and Elizabeth Wallfisch moments in which to shine) and trio arrangements of two of his violin sonatas.
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.

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.