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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your purcfll here By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Notify me of new comments via email. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Music of Henry Purcell [Box Set]. For more information, contact us at the following address: Lott sings with great control. A New National Songbook.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Technically, the work is called a “semi-opera,” as it was a mixture of spoken passages and musical ones. She is an artist whose work we have long prized, and whom, with her fellow musicians, we will no doubt take further to hear in this most enjoyable programme.


The sudden change of mood is a thing of beauty, and the song “Fairest Isle” praises the goddess Venus in dignified and elegant phrases. The production fairezt by the Theatre Royal company at Dorset Garden on the Thames at Blackfriars, which had the stage machinery needed for the fast and elaborate special effects and scene changes.

Perhaps, more anxiously, one awaits the discovery that, in this two-way traffic, our own bad habits may fakrest been received as signs of authenticity and phrcell to be copied. Gentle murmurs, sweet complaining, Sighs that blow the fire of love Soft repulses, kind disdaining, Shall be faierst the pains you prove. Genre Vocal Music Classical Opera. Come Ye Sons of Art; Britten: If music be the food of love. O Lord how vain are all our delights.

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Two recordings from the same team here — and very little to choose between them, though the Hyperion sound is slightly superior. In between we have a song which gives the recital its name.

The dramatic crux of the story is Arthur’s wooing of the blind Queen Emmeline. You are commenting using your Facebook account. That means the brightness of the melody comes through fully.

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

Henry Purcell’s Most Admirable Composures. If music be the food of love, Zc. For the most part the authenticity is ensured by habitually good production and responsiveness to text and notes. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. O Solitude, songs and airs.

Music for a While: The Purcell example is mostly instrumental, so a full version, performed by Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, can be heard by clicking here. The “operatic” hit of the last decade of the seventeenth century in London was the tairest of a composer already being acknowledged England’s best ever and the poet John Dryden who then and now is considered the best of his century.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. It flows straight out of a drunken, dancing revel by peasants. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.