Purcell - Theatre Music Vol.2 | Naxos 8573280

Purcell - Theatre Music Vol.2


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573280

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th April 2016



Despite his immersion in the composition of sacred music, Purcell retained a lifelong interest in the theatre – an aspect of his œuvre 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. Volume 1 is on 8570149.

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