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Purcell: Opera Suites from The Fairy Queen; Dioclesian; King Arthur; The Indian Queen / Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen
>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian
>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur
>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This re-release is one of CAPRICCIO's most famous recordings which has been remastered for optimal quality and offered at a special price. Henry Purcell is considered to be one of the finest English composers to have ever lived. He wrote a number of operas, and is heralded as composing the first English opera. Featured on this release are suites from four of his most popular operas, The Fairy Queen, Dioclesian, King Arthur, and The Indian Queen. Neville Marriner, who is featured as conductor on this recording, founded the Academy of St. Martin In the Fields along with John Churchill. The ensemble was a monumental part in the revival of Baroque performance in England.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994).



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>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: First Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: First Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Second Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Second Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act I
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act I
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act I
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act I
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act I
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act I
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act IV
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act IV
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act IV
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : The Fairy Queen :: Act IV
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian :: First Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian :: Second Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian :: Dance of Furies
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian :: Second Act Tune
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : Dioclesian :: Two in one upon a Ground (Chaconne for flutes, in the Third Act)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: First act Tune (Song Tune)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Song Tune (How blest are shepherd's )
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Symphony (Shepherd, Shepherd leave decoying)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Song Tune (Fairest Isle)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: First music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Second Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Second Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : King Arthur :: Second Music
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1691

>Purcell, Henry : The Indian Queen :: Act II
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Notes: London, St. Judes (10/20/1994-10/22/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695