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Compositor: Purcell, Henry (1659-1695)

Buscador de conciertos de música clásica, óperas, espectáculos de ballet y danza | Purcell
Año de nacimiento1659
Año de muerte1695
NacionalidadReino Unido
enero 2020
Función de tarde
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RichmondTallis Scholars

© photo: Nick Rutter
Taverner, Tallis, Sheppard, Byrd, Gibbons, Purcell
Tallis Scholars

HamburgEnsemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

© Maxim Schulz
Johnson, Cooper (Coperario), Lawes, Peerson, Lanier, Ramsey, Locke, Banister, Webb, Hilton, Jeffreys, Blow, Purcell
Sébastien Daucé; Ensemble Correspondances; Lucile Richardot

TrondheimHandel Coronation Anthems

Purcell, Handel
Robert Hollingworth; Trondheim Barokk; Trondheim Vocal Ensemble

LondresVivaldi The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Vivaldi The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Mozart, Boyce, Handel, Purcell
Brandenburg Sinfonia; Richard Milone; Benjamin Giddens

LondresVivaldi The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Vivaldi The Four Seasons by Candlelight
Purcell, Pachelbel, Telemann, Mozart, Vivaldi
Brandenburg Sinfonia; Richard Milone; Benjamin Giddens
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Rejuvenecer a los 40: Les Arts Florissants celebra su aniversario

William Christie dirige Les Arts Florissants en el Auditorio Nacional © CNDM | Elvira Megías
Les Arts Florissants celebra su 40 aniversario con un excelente concierto en torno a un programa de grandes nombres del Barroco.

Juegos corales y entrega juvenil en el Dido & Aeneas del Palau

El Cor Jove de l'Orfeó Català y Albert Baena (Aeneas) © Palau de la Música - Orfeó Català
Este Dido & Eneas, hecho por y para jóvenes promesas de la música, es una declaración de intenciones de todos aquellos que han pulido sus habilidades hasta alcanzar la excelencia y empiezan a reclamar el espacio que les corresponde.

El canto mítico de las aguas modula la danza en Dido & Aeneas

Dido & Aeneas de Sasha Waltz en el Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
La madurez del Dido & Aeneas de Sasha Waltz hilvana ópera y danza en trazos invisibles que erizan la piel y recrea un relato legendario con aires de vanguardia.

Homenaje a Shakepeare

The King's Consort © Keith Saunders
The King's Consort realizan un viaje por el siglo XVII inglés, con música escrita en torno a las obras de Shakespeare.

Shakespeare en el Real: entre la tormenta y la calma chicha

Christophe Rousset © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Concierto irregular con una orquesta (Les Talens Lyriques) excepcional y una soprano (Maria Grazia Schiavo) más cómoda en lo galante

The nonpareil of English music

Henry Purcell enjoyed a meteoric career and a reputation that outshone that of all his contemporaries. He was brought up in the tradition of English contrapuntal choral music, becoming organist of Westminster Abbey at just twenty-two years old, but his main career was as a court composer at a time when French and Italian baroque styles were flooding into London. Uniquely, Purcell married the three traditions. He combined an impeccable ear for baroque harmony and instrumentation with a natural ability for counterpoint and a rare talent for setting words to music.

Together with his one-time teacher John Blow and the Italian immigrant Giovanni Battista Draghi, he created English baroque opera, with his Dido and Aeneas remaining the most popular of the genre. The shifting religious and court politics of his day resulted in his writing in a wide variety of styles, including everything from court odes to viol suites and keyboard music. His vocal music ranged from large scale hymns and anthems to intimate and popular songs which people would sing in the street. He could write sacred music of elegance and beauty, but was also a master of "catches", humurous part-songs with bawdy or seditious words.

To read more about Purcell's life and music, click on this biography of Purcell by the BBC's Terry Barfoot.

Key works
If you're unfamilar with Purcell's music, you have some treats in store. Listen to Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas, an extraordinary musical picture of the depths of despair, the Anthems and Services with their huge variety of vocal colour, or the wonderfully intricate instrumental fantasies (the Fantasy upon one note is particularly fine). To get you started, click here for a selection

Listado de obras
A Scotch Tune: within a furlong of Edinburgh Town Z 605 no.2AbdelazerAmphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572: Minuet - Hornpipe - BoreeAmphitryon, or The Two Sosias, Z572: Scotch tuneAnthem: I was glad, when they said unto meBirthday ode for Queen Mary / Come ye sons of art, away, Z323Bonduca, Z.574By beauteous softness mixed with majestyCelestial Music did the Gods Inspire, Ode for Mr Maidwell's School, Z 322Chaconne in G Minor, Z 730Chacony in G minor, Z807Come Ye Sons of Art Away, Z 323: Bid the VirtuesCome, ye Sons of Art, Z 323: Strike the ViolDido and AeneasDido and Aeneas, Z 626: Dido's Lament "When I am laid in earth"Fantasies: variousFantasy no. 1 for 3 viols in D minor, Z 732Fantasy no. 4 for 4 viols in G minor, Z 735Fantasy no. 5 for 4 viols in B flat major, Z 736Fantasy no. 6 for 4 viols in F major, Z 737Fantasy no. 7 for 4 viols in C minor, Z 738Ground in C Minor, Z. D221Hail Bright Cecilia: Tis Nature's VoiceHail Great ParentHarpsichord Suite no. 2 in G minor, Z 661Harpsichord Suite no. 6 in D major, Z 667Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15Here let my lifeI take no pleasure in the sun's bright beams Z388If music be the food of love, Z 379In Nomine for 6 viols in G minor, Z 746In the midst, Z 17bIncassum, Lesbia incassum rogas, "The Queen's Epicedium", Z 383Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Psalm 3Jubilate in D major, Z 232King Arthur Z 628: What power art thou?King Arthur, Z 628: fairest isle all isles excellingKing Arthur, Z 628: suiteLord, What is Man? Z 192Lost is my QuietMan that is born of a woman, Z27Miranda after Henry PurcellMusic for the funeral of Queen MaryNow does the glorious day appear, Z 332Now that the sun hath veiled its light, an evening hymn, Z 193O Dive Custos Auriacae domus (On the death of Queen Mary)O God, thou art my GodO Lord God of hosts, Z 37O Sing unto the Lord, Z 44O Solitude, Z 406ObrasOde for the Birthday of Queen Mary: Welcome, welcome, glorious morn, Z338Oedipus: Music for a While, Z 583 no.2Of old, when heroes thought it base, Z333Rejoice in the Lord Alway, "The Bell Anthem", Z 49Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z 50Rule a Wife, and Have a Wife: There's not a swainSaul and the Witch of Endor: In guilty night, Z 134Sleep, Adam, Sleep, Z 195Sound the TrumpetSweeter than roses, Z 585Take not a woman's anger illTe Deum in D major, Z 232The Fairy QueenThe Fairy Queen Z 629: excerptsThe Fairy Queen, Z 629: chaconneThe Fairy Queen, Z 629: one charming nightThe Fairy Queen, Z 629: suiteThe Fairy Queen, Z 629:The PlaintThe Married Beau Suite Z603The Old Bachelor Z607: HornpipeThe Virtuous WifeThou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58BThree Parts upon a Ground, Z 731Timon of Athens, Z 632: Curtain TuneWe the spirits of the airWelcome to all the Pleasures, Ode for St Cecilia's Day (1683), Z 339Welcome to all the pleasures (Ode for St Cecilia's Day): Here the Deities approve, Z 339