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Purcell: King Arthur

 
 
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BarokOpera Amsterdam. Frédérique Chauvet, conductor.
Label Ligia
Format 2 CDs
Runtime/Release Date 53'35,37'46/2012
UPC 3487549902649
Daedalus Item Code 67162
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Originally conceived as a play with musical accompaniment, Henry Purcell's 1691 King Arthur endures on the strength of its adventurous harmonies and appealing orchestration. Laying aside the Camelot legends, poet John Dryden framed the tale as the Christian King Arthur defending England against the pagan Saxons, and added colorful visitations by Greek and Norse deities to the plot. Sometimes called "The Frost Scene," Act III's remarkable "What Power Art Thou" conveys cold through the tremor in tenor Pieter Hendriks's voice and accompanying strings that seem to shiver. The members of BarokOpera Amsterdam have a special affinity for the music of Purcell, and this 2012 recording showcases their precision and their historically informed approach. The enclosed booklet includes a history of the piece, a plot synopsis, and the libretto.
 
 
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