A Worthy Tribute
Purcell opera suites
conducted by Neville Marriner -
'... full-blown Purcellian splendour ...'
Henry Purcell is undoubtedly a composer very much in vogue these days, and compilations of his theatre music have started proliferating of late. This one dates from 1994, more than two decades ago, and features Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields — always a safe bet for this type of baroque repertoire.
The disc opens with a suite from The Fairy Queen with the orchestra going along at a jolly old wallop in the First Music featuring the hornpipe...
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