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Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 - Anna Dennis (soprano); Ashley Riches (bass baritone); Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Charles Daniels (high tenor vocal);...
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  1. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629
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Purcell's The Fairy Queen (1692), based (very loosely) not on Spenser but on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream , disappeared from the repertory for centuries as the performance traditions surrounding it fell from memory. It was rediscovered in the 20th century and has been kept afloat by its sheer profusion of irresistible Purcell tunes, but how the whole thing is supposed to hang together has remained obscure. The work's genre has the puzzling name of semi-opera, and a recorded performance has no way to capture the ...

Purcell: The Fairy Queen, 1692 2020, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212061527