English song from Dowland to Purcell is a field worthy of any singer’s cultivation, yet remarkably few except our own native-bred early music specialists care to. Soprano. Piano. S. Pno. Fai rest-. Isle, all isles ex cel- ling,. -. Seat of plea sures. – . 8. S. Pno. and of loves,. Ve nus,- here, will choose her dwel ling,. – and for-. Fairest isle, Z/38 (from King Arthur) – Purcell realization for high or medium voice and piano (pre 21 November , Britten aged 32).

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Listening to Britten — Purcell: The programme is well chosen and sensibly ordered.

Fairest Isle (from “King Arthur”), aria for soprano, Z. 628/38

Genre Vocal Music Classical Opera. Songs from Orpheus Britannicus.

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Technically, the work is called a “semi-opera,” as it was a mixture of spoken passages and musical ones. Music of the Stuart Age. Introspection Late Night Partying. Barbara Bonney has the freshness of style and purity of voice to make an apt contribution, one that can with fair confidence be expected to bring no overload of personality and yet have something personal to add, and to have also at firest reserves of feeling that will not spill over or cloy.

That means the brightness of the melody comes through fully. Lieder von Henry Purcell.

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