Alfred Deller: The Voice of Purcell | Harmonia Mundi HMX290400006

Alfred Deller: The Voice of Purcell


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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMX290400006

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 7

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 8th November 2019



The year 1979 saw the death of one of the leading players in the ‘Baroque’ revolution, undoubtedly the most famous countertenor of the twentieth century. Alfred Deller had even achieved the supreme tour de force of convincing us that, three centuries earlier, Purcell had composed his songs specifically for him.

With Alfred Deller the public of the 1960s and 1970s discovered not only an absolutely inimitable timbre but also the delights of a repertory that had been slumbering in libraries until then.

Forty years after his death, thanks to the meticulous process of remastering harmonia mundi have carried out on the original tapes, Alfred Deller’s art seems more alive than ever.

Compiles The Fairy Queen, King Arthur, ‘O Solitude’, ‘Music for a While’, The Indian Queen and Timon of Athens.

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