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Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Essential Purcell

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Super-budget price sampler
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: September 1994
Total duration: 79 minutes 32 seconds


'Not to be missed… the gateway to an absolute treasure trove of delights' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Magnificent performances of Purcell masterpieces' (In Tune, Japan)

'This is the winner among inexpensive samplers, and highly recommended. Almost 80 minutes of very great music, sensitively and smartly performed' (Classic CD Scout, USA)

'Performances like these cement Purcell's place as the greatest of all English composers. Rarely does does one find a disc as exemplary as this. Joy, exultation, and tears will help to prolong the effects of these great performances long after the final chords have died away. This is essential repertoire heard through an essential recording and is very highly recommended' (Audiophilia Online Magazine, http://www.audiophilia.com)

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