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The Fairy Queen

09/18/10 1:00PM By Sam Sanders

 

We hear an afternoon of music by Henry Purcell, including complete performances of A Fairy Queen (with Lorraine Hunt) and Dido and Aeneas (with Susan Graham).

Playlist

1:00pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:07pm

The Fairy Queen: Acts I, II, and III
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soloists: Lorraine Hunt, soprano ; Catherine Pierard, soprano ; Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano ; Howard Crook, tenor ; Mark Padmore, tenor ; David Wilson-Johnson, bass
CD/Album: Purcell: The Fairy Queen
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 61955
Release Year: 1994
 
 

2:09pm

The Fairy Queen: Acts IV and V
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: Schütz Choir of London; London Classical Players
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soloists: Lorraine Hunt, soprano ; Catherine Pierard, soprano ; Susan Bickley, mezzo-soprano ; Howard Crook, tenor ; Mark Padmore, tenor ; David Wilson-Johnson, bass
CD/Album: Purcell: The Fairy Queen
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 61955
Release Year: 1994
 
 

3:19pm

Dido and Aeneas
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: European Voices; Le Concert d'Astrée
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Soloists: Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano ; Ian Bostridge, tenor ; Camilla Tilling, soprano ; Felicity Palmer, contralto ; David Daniels, countertenor
CD/Album: Purcell - Dido and Aeneas
Record co./Cat #: Virgin Classics 45605
Release Year: 2003
 
 

4:15pm

King Arthur (excerpts)
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: The English Concert & Choir
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Soloists: Jamie Mac Dougall, tenor ; Nancy Argenta, soprano ; Brian Bannatyne-Scott, bass ; Mark Tucker, tenor ; Julia Gooding, soprano
CD/Album: Purcell: King Arthur
Record co./Cat #: Archiv 435490
Release Year: 1992
 
 

2:53pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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