Author Topic: The Purcell Thread  (Read 18108 times)

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Harry

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2007, 06:01:58 AM »
, One of them should be in your collection and that is this one, never mind the stories about King, this is a absolute must for Purcell fans.
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dtwilbanks

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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2007, 06:02:05 AM »


Dido & Aeneas:  Dame Janet Baker, ECO, Anthony Lewis

I generally prefer my early music HIP.  However, a performance like this blows away my reservations.

Have you heard other recordings of Dido? How does this compare?

dtwilbanks

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2007, 06:04:37 AM »
I would take to much space for all the images I could post, suffice it to say that most recordings so far posted are excellent. But since you had troubles with the voices on the Messiah recording, that rules my recommendations almost out, for in the line of those voices I buy my Purcell, but one of them should be in your collection and that is this one, never mind the stories about King, this is a absolute must for Purcell fans.

11 discs. Oh my.

Harry

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2007, 06:08:50 AM »
11 discs. Oh my.

O, common the price is within reason, I payed about 50 euro's for it, and you get a treasure back for it, for I doubt that this box when sold out, will be reprinted, in the light of the scandal about King.

dtwilbanks

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2007, 06:09:32 AM »
O, common the price is within reason, I payed about 50 euro's for it, and you get a treasure back for it, for I doubt that this box when sold out, will be reprinted, in the light of the scandal about King.

I'll have to look into this scandal.

dtwilbanks

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2007, 06:12:00 AM »
I'll have to look into this scandal.

Yikes!

Harry

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2007, 06:14:48 AM »
Yikes!

Seperate the man from what he has been convicted for, from the musician, he is a eminent scholar, and without him there would not have been this fabulous recording.

Harry

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2007, 06:15:45 AM »
Okay back on track, some Purcell recommendations.

Harry Collier

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2007, 06:18:17 AM »
1. The Fantasias for viol consort (Phantasm)
2. Ode for St Cecilia's Day: Hail bright Cecilia (King)
3. Ode for St Cecilia's Day: Welcome to all the Pleasures (King)
4. Ode: Come ye sons of Art (Leonhardt)
5. Ode: Now does the Glorious Day (Leonhardt)
6. Dido & Aeneas (Haim)

Glorious music!

Harry

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2007, 06:19:12 AM »
His theatre music is awesome too.

dtwilbanks

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2007, 06:21:12 AM »
His theatre music is awesome too.
Yeah, I saw that set last night on iTunes. How does it compare to the Holman (besides having more music)?

dtwilbanks

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2007, 06:21:56 AM »
1. The Fantasias for viol consort (Phantasm)
2. Ode for St Cecilia's Day: Hail bright Cecilia (King)
3. Ode for St Cecilia's Day: Welcome to all the Pleasures (King)
4. Ode: Come ye sons of Art (Leonhardt)
5. Ode: Now does the Glorious Day (Leonhardt)
6. Dido & Aeneas (Haim)

Glorious music!


Thanks, Harry!

Harry

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2007, 06:28:41 AM »
Yeah, I saw that set last night on iTunes. How does it compare to the Holman (besides having more music)?

They are on equal footing really, both are good. :)
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dtwilbanks

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2007, 06:33:19 AM »
They are on equal footing really, both are good.
Same voices as on the Messiah, so beware! :)


Why do you keep mentioning Messiah? I don't know what you're referring to. Perhaps you have me mixed up with another board member.

Harry

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2007, 06:38:25 AM »
Sorry mixed you up with another David, that disliked the voices of Hogwoods Messiah. :-[

dtwilbanks

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« Reply #35 on: September 19, 2007, 06:39:42 AM »
Sorry mixed you up with another David, that disliked the voices of Hogwoods Messiah. :-[

No problem.

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2007, 07:05:33 AM »
Have you heard other recordings of Dido? How does this compare?

I haven't  (Although this thread will surely help me rectify that situation!).  I'm just very taken with Dame Janet's singing on this disc.

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« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2007, 07:48:05 AM »
Another vote for the viol fantasias from Phantasm. Sadly it's OOP though. Fretwork is a good alternative.
I'm also quite pleased with Herreweghe's Funeral Sentences.

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« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2007, 01:07:13 PM »
I haven't  (Although this thread will surely help me rectify that situation!).  I'm just very taken with Dame Janet's singing on this disc.

I concur. Inspired by this thread, I went to the local branch library at lunchtime and found a copy of this CD, which I'm listening to as I type. HIP aficionados will surely cringe at the 1961 approach of the instrument playing, even though the forces are of chamber group size, but the recording is excellent and Baker is in beautiful vocal form here. I'll be sure to track down some more recent recorded examples of Purcell, of course, but for now this provides a lovely experience. (From my point of view, anything from the younger days of Janet Baker, Elly Ameling or Frederica von Stade--to name three particular favorites--is an unalloyed aural treat.)

Cheers,

Dirk

dtwilbanks

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Re: The Purcell Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2007, 06:17:09 AM »
Inspired by this thread, I went to the local branch library at lunchtime and found a copy of this CD, which I'm listening to as I type. HIP aficionados will surely cringe at the 1961 approach of the instrument playing, even though the forces are of chamber group size, but the recording is excellent and Baker is in beautiful vocal form here. I'll be sure to track down some more recent recorded examples of Purcell, of course, but for now this provides a lovely experience. (From my point of view, anything from the younger days of Janet Baker, Elly Ameling or Frederica von Stade--to name three particular favorites--is an unalloyed aural treat.)

Purcellmania is spreading!!!  ;D

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