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Compositeur: Purcell, Henry (1659-1695)

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CheltenhamBarokksolistene: Purcell’s Playground & The Alehouse Sessions

© Theresa Pewal
Purcell
Barokksolistene

ParisPasticcioNew production

© Julien Benhamou
Durante, Hasse, Scarlatti, d'India, Stradella, Porpora, Haendel, Purcell, Steffani, Mozart, Caldara, Rameau
William Christie; Robert Carsen; Lea Desandre; Jakub Józef Orliński; Rebecca Howell

LondresBach Concertos by Candlelight

© LMA Orchestra
Bach, Purcell, Haendel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel
LMA Orchestra; John Landor

JūrmalaPhilharmonia Orchestra & Alexandre Kantorow piano

Riga Tourism Development Bureau
Purcell, Tchaïkovski, Dvořák
Philharmonia Orchestra; Pas encore défini; Alexandre Kantorow

LondresTrials and Tribulations

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Dowland, Danyel, Purcell, Kapsberger
Zoe Brookshaw; Eligio Quinteiro
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Les Surprises subliment Purcell au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

L'ensemble Les Surprises © Pierre Planchenault
Le jeune ensemble créé en 2010 par Juliette Guignard et Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas montre son exceptionnelle maturité dans un concert intégralement consacré à Purcell.

Amours tragiques et moments magiques aux Violons du Roy

Jonathan Cohen © Marco Borggreve
Les Violons du Roy ont permis aux mélomanes de Québec de découvrir la mezzo-soprano britannique Christine Rice, qui a ébloui dans un répertoire allant de Purcell à Britten.

Genève couronne un Roi Arthur bien inégal

Grigory Shkaraupa (Aeolus), Bernarda Bobro (Vénus) © Carole Parodi
Un King Arthur musicalement porté par Leonardo Garcia Alarcon enthousiaste, galvanisant ses musiciens et un plateau de solistes de qualité. On aura néanmoins pu regretter un plateau de comédiens plus hétéroclites.

King Arthur : rois et divertissements à Versailles

Paul McCreesh © Andy Staples
Porté ici par un Gabrieli Consort en bonne forme, quoiqu’un peu contenu par la direction de Paul McCreesh, et des solistes tout à fait convaincants, King Arthur rappelle ici ses grandes qualités musicales

Miranda à l’Opéra Comique : une confrontation prenante et radicale

© Pierre Grosbois
Qu’on adhère ou non au propos de Katie Mitchell, on ne sort pas indemne de ce spectacle qui donne à entendre des pages sublimes, mais sort délibérément le spectateur de sa zone de confort.
Biographie

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

Liste des oeuvres
AbdelazerAnthem: I was glad, when they said unto meBirthday ode for Queen Mary / Come ye sons of art, away, Z323Blow up the Trumpet in Sion, Z 10Chaconne en sol mineur, Z 730Dido and Aeneas (Didon et Énée)Fantasies: variousFantasy no. 1 for 3 viols in D minor, Z 732Fantasy no. 11 for 4 viols in G major, Z 742Fantasy no. 5 for 4 viols in B flat major, Z 736Fantasy no. 7 for 4 viols in C minor, Z 738Fantasy no. 9 for 4 viols in A minor, Z 740Full bags, a brisk bottle Z249Hark, how the wild musicians sing, Z 542Harmonia Sacra: An Evening Hymn on a groundHarpsichord Suite no. 2 in G minor, Z 661Harpsichord Suite no. 7 in D minor, Z 668Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z 15How have I stray'd, my God, Z 188I will sing unto the Lord, Z 22If ever I more riches did desire, Z 544If music be the food of love, Z 379If pray'rs and tears (On the death of Charles II), Z380In Nomine for 6 viols in G minor, Z 746Incassum, Lesbia incassum rogas, "The Queen's Epicedium", Z 383Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Psalm 3King ArthurLet mine eyes run down with tearsLord, What is Man? Z 192Man that is born of a woman, Z27Miserere mei, (Have Mercy on me, O God), Psalm 51My Heart is InditingO God Thou hast cast us out, Z 36O Sing unto the Lord, Z 44Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary: Welcome, welcome, glorious morn, Z338Oedipus: Music for a While, Z 583 no.2Orpheus Britannicus, collection of songsRejoice in the Lord Alway, "The Bell Anthem", Z 49Remember not, O Lord, our offences, Z 50Saul and the Witch of Endor: In guilty night, Z 134Sleep, Adam, Sleep, Z 195Sonata V in A minor, Z.794Sonata VI in C Major, Z.795Sweeter than roses, Z 585The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation, Z 196The Fairy Queen, Z 629: suiteThe Indian Queen: I attempt from love's sickness to fly, Z 630The Tempest, Z.631: Overture in G minorThou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58BWhile Thyrsis, wrapt in downy sleep (A Pastoral Coronation Song) Z437Why, Why Are All The Muses Mute?, Z343