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Purcell: Theatre Music, Vol. 2

By Aradia Ensemble

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By Aradia Ensemble, Jason Nedecky, Johane Ansell, and Kevin Mallon. By Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Classical. Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.8573280).

Item Number: NX.8573280

Despite his immersion in the composition of sacred music, Purcell retained a lifelong interest in the theatre - an aspect of his oeuvre that has been neglected. Among the authors of the five works in this disc 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 8.570149.

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  • 01-10. The Married Beau, or The Curious Impertinent, Z. 603 
  • 11. The Sparnish Friar, or The Double Discovery, Z. 610 
  • 12-15. Sir Anthony Love, or the Rambling Lady, Z. 588 
  • 16. Aureng-Zebe, Z. 573 
  • 17-27. The Old Bachelor, Z. 607 
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