|01||20110509||20120220||Donald Macleod introduces Purcell's earliest pieces for the stage.|
Donald Macleod explores Purcell's earliest contributions to the theatre, from a smattering of songs for plays in the 1680s, to his only 'all-sung' work for the stage which has eclipsed all his other theatre music - Dido and Aeneas. Privately performed before the composer had established himself in the professional theatre, it is now the only piece with a secure place in the modern repertoire.
King Arthur: Chaconne
The English concert/ Trevor Pinnock (director)
Archiv 4354902 CD 1 tr 1
Songs from Theodosius or The Force of Love
The Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood (cond)
Decca 4755292 cd 4 tr 17-22
Songs from A Fool's Preferment
Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)/ The Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood (cond)
Decca 4755292 cd 5 tr 14-17
Dido and Aeneas (Extract: Act 3)
Sarah Connolly (Dido); Gerald Finley (Aeneas)/ Lucy Crowe (Belinda)/ Patricia Bardon (Sorceress)/ OAE/ Steven Devine (cond)
Chandos CHAN0757 tr 24-31.