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Composer of the Week: Purcell's Contemporaries


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5/5. Concluding his survey of the music of Purcell's day, Donald Macleod recalls the composers who contributed to London's theatre scene in what was a short career for English opera in the second half of the 17th century.
Purcell Fairest Isle (King Arthur), Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, director Roy Goodman
D Purcell O Ravishing Delight (The Judgement of Paris) Ryland Angel (countertenor), Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
Eccles Can Life Be a Blessing? (Troilus and Cressida) Catherine Bott (soprano), Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
Blow Lovely Selina, Innocent and Free (The Princess of Cleve)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Timothy Roberts (spinet), Paula Chateauneuf (baroque guitar) Weldon Dry Those Eyes Which Are O'erf lowing (The Tempest) Catherine Bott (soprano),
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
Locke Psyche (excerpt) Catherine Bott (soprano), Christopher Robson (countertenor), Paul Agnew and Julian Podger (tenors), Andrew King
(bass-baritone), Michael George and Simon Grant (basses), New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett Croft Ayres in the Comedy of Courtship a la Mode Parley of Instruments Repeated at 10pm


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Director: Roy Goodman
Harpsichord: Laurence Cummings
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Director: Peter Holman
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Paula Chateauneuf
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Director: Peter Holman
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Christopher Robson
Unknown: Paul Agnew
Tenors: Julian Podger
Bass-Baritone: Michael George
Bass-Baritone: Simon Grant
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Croft Ayres

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Composer of the Week: Purcell's Contemporaries

BBC Radio 3, 20 November 2009 12.00

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