Kevin Mallon - Purcell: Theatre Music Vol. 2 (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:41 | 146 MB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2016
Despite his immersion in the composition of sacred music, Purcell retained a lifelong interest in the theatre- an aspect of his ouvre that has been neglected. Among the authors of the five works on this recording 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.