|Henry Purcell|| |
King Arthur, Z628: excerpts
Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian, Z627: extracts
The Fairy Queen, Z629: excerpts
The Indian Queen, Z630: excerpts
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
This re-release is one of CAPRICCIO’s most famous recordings which has been remastered for optimal quality and offered at a special price. + Henry Purcell is considered to be one of the finest English composers to have ever lived. He wrote a number of operas, and is heralded as composing the first English opera. + Featured on this release are suites from four of his most popular operas, The Fairy Queen, Dioclesian, King Arthur, and The Indian Queen. + Neville Marriner, who is featured as conductor on this recording, founded the Academy of St. Martin In the Fields along with John Churchill. The ensemble was a monumental part in the revival of Baroque performance in England.