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Alfred Deller, The Deller Consort, The King's Musick - Henry Purcell: King Arthur, Timon of Athens (1979)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Alfred Deller, The Deller Consort, The King's Musick - Henry Purcell: King Arthur, Timon of Athens (1979)

Alfred Deller, The Deller Consort, The King's Musick - Henry Purcell: King Arthur, Timon of Athens (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 618 Mb | Total time: 57:54+60:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 90252.53 | Recorded: 1976, 1978

King Arthur (1691), like Purcell’s other great scores for the stage, belongs to a highly unusual genre: it is neither a play nor an opera but a hybrid of the two known as ‘semi-opera’. Alfred Deller’s legendary 1978 recording is one of the benchmark interpretations which introduced music-lovers to Purcell’s masterpiece.

Alfred Deller & Deller Consort - Alfred Deller: The Complete Vanguard Recordings Volume 2: Music of Henry Purcell (2008) (6CD)

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Alfred Deller & Deller Consort - Alfred Deller: The Complete Vanguard Recordings Volume 2: Music of Henry Purcell (2008) (6CD)

Alfred Deller & Deller Consort - Alfred Deller: The Complete Vanguard Recordings Volume 2: Music of Henry Purcell (2008) (6CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 1.82 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 06:20:13 | 871 mb
Classical | Label: Musical Concepts / MC 194

Music of England's greatest composer was a speciality of Alfred Deller. His artistry was particularly well suited to Purcell and Deller's role in establishing the greatness of this music cannot be exaggerated.
This collection includes iconic performances of solo vocal works with groundbreaking recordings of operas, sacred and theatrical works in which Deller performs and conducts. Being at the forefront of the re-birth of the early music movement, he naturally attracted many of the other supreme artists of the time, all of whom went on to become great figures in their own right.

Alfred Deller - Purcell: Music for a while (Remastered) (1979/2019)

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Alfred Deller - Purcell: Music for a while (Remastered) (1979/2019)

Alfred Deller - Purcell: Music for a while (Remastered) (1979/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 212 MB | Tracks: 13 | 49:43 min
Style: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi

Alfred Deller tirelessly promoted his core repertoire of Elizabethan lute songs and Purcell throughout his carrer. This recital anthology was recorded at Provence only three months before Deller’s death at Bologna on 16 July 1979. Some of the most familiar songs here, such as ‘Fairest Isle’, were originally conceived as operatic music for soprano voice, but one cannot imagine that Purcell would have minded Deller taking the music out of context, adapting if desirable, and making it his own.

Anthony Lewis, Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Deller - Handel: Sosarme, re di Media (2001)

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Anthony Lewis, Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Deller - Handel: Sosarme, re di Media (2001)

Anthony Lewis, Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Deller - Handel: Sosarme, re di Media (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 591 Mb | Total time: 75:16+70:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Opera d'Oro | # OPD-1319 | Recorded: 1955

Following the premiere performance of Handel's opera "Sosarme, re di Media" on 15 February 1732, Viscount Percival remarked that, the work is well received in the city, and quite rightly so, for it is one of the best I have ever heard. The intrigue-laced plot goes back to 14th century historical events, when a dispute about succession broke out between King Dionysius (Denis), his son Alfonso and King Ferdinand IV of Castile. Following the last performance of Sosarme in 1734, the work slumbered for some two hundred years until British composer, conductor and musicologist Anthony Lewis revived Handel's composition in 1954. This recording, featuring the St. Anthony Singers and St. Cecilia Orchestra and conducted by Lewis, vouches for historical authenticity last but not least thanks to an ensemble of singers well-versed in Handel's works, including counter-tenor Alfred Deller and contralto Helen Watts.

Alfred Deller, The Deller Consort, Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra - Purcell: Fairy Queen (1998)

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Alfred Deller, The Deller Consort, Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra - Purcell: Fairy Queen (1998)

Alfred Deller, The Deller Consort, Stour Music Chorus and Orchestra - Purcell: Fairy Queen (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 642 Mb | Total time: 64:33+65:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMA 1901257.58 | Recorded: 1972

On the strength of the immense success of Dido & Aeneas and King Arthur, in 1692 Purcell went on to produce The Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer-Night’s Dream. The work is, in fact, a ‘semi-opera’, or ‘opera with dialogue’, in which only some of the crucial scenes are provided with music. But this version of A Midsummer-Night’s Dream by the ‘Orpheus Britannicus’ became almost as famous as the play that inspired it, with its love scenes, its supernatural scenes and its innate sense of musical humour investing it with an irresistible savour and enchantment.