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Purcell, Henry - Love's Goddess Sure was Blind - Sixteen (The)


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The Sixteen
The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Harry Christophers, conductor

Love's Goddess Sure was Blind, written in exuberant and florid style for the birthday of the much loved young Queen Mary ends, extraordinarily, with a reflection on the grief her eventual death would provoke. It was less than six years later that the prophesied mourning became a reality, when, in her early thirties, she succumbed to smallpox.

Purcell's eloquent compositions for her funeral are acknowledged as some of his most powerful masterpieces marrying a genuine of expression of grief (Purcell greatly admired the witty, musical Mary) with a characteristic sophistication of style.

"This magnificent contribution ... breaks new ground in scholarship, matching it with performances of the highest order ... the elegy O Dive Custos, with the astonishingly boy-like voices of Libby Crabtree and Carys Lane, is the unforgettable high point in this superb tribute to Purcell and his Queen."
BBC Music Magazine


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Artikelnummer COR16024
Streckkod 0828021602429
Utgivningsdatum 2004-10-01
Kategori Kör
Skivbolag Coro
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Sixteen (The)
Dirigenter Christophers, Harry
Kompositörer Purcell, Henry
Disk: 1
1 Love's Goddess Sure was Blind
2 Funeral Music for Queen Mary
3 Two Latin Motets
4 Three Funeral Sentences
5 Two Elegies on the Death of Queen Mary
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