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Blow / Purcell - Odes & Songs - Mena, Carlos (counter-tenor)


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Carlos Mena, countertenor
Damien Guillon, countertenor
Philippe Pierlot, bass viol, direction
Ricercar Consort

There is no record of how Purcell's unprecedented youthful genius was received by his contemporaries, though it seems logical that it must have caused considerable wonder in the musical world centred around Westminster. The reality of London musical life was in fact difficult, frenetic, and grossly underfunded, and, along with the whole city, was thrown into confusion with the outbreak of the plague, the war with the Dutch and the catastrophic fire of London. Suffice it to say that a lifelong friendship developed with John Blow, who relinquished his post as organist at Westminster Abbey to the 20-year old Purcell in 1679.

Blow's music in the Ode on Purcell's death is probably the most coherent melodious and inventive, outside his beloved Church music. It is also his most Purcellian. The choice of two countertenor voices was fundamental in this respect, and this conscious evocation of the Purcellian sound world is extended in the use of the two recorders, stressing both the funerary and other-worldly associations of the instrument. With this collaboration in memory of Purcell however, he achieves the highest level of expression. Early death, in his time was an unremarkable commonplace, and Dryden and Blow are deploring something rather different, the catastrophe of losing a friend who represented both their own hopes, and the energy and potential of English music in full flood.



Fakta
Artikelnummer MIR109
Streckkod 3760127221098
Utgivningsdatum 2010-10-25
Kategori Vokalt / Klassiskt
Skivbolag Mirare
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Mena, Carlos (counter-tenor)
Kompositörer Blow / Purcell
Disk: 1
1 Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
2 Here let my life
3 But ah, I see Eusebia drown'd in tears
4 Symphony for the Flutes
5 Strike The Viol
6 Her charming strains
7 Chaconne
8 A Song in the Prophetess
9 No, resistance is but vain
10 Sweetness of nature
11 I loved fair Celia, Z381
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