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Abdelazar, or The Moor's Revenge, Z570

composer
1695; the Rondo is the theme to Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman (conductor)
Recording details: October 1994
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: June 1995
Total duration: 12 minutes 4 seconds

Cover artwork: Nell Gwynn posing as Diana by Simon Verelst (1644-c1710-21)
Private Collection / Photograph Courtesy of Sotheby's, London
 
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The Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman (conductor)

Reviews

'Ayres for the Theatre is a wonderful collection of rich and varied, tuneful music and has been marvellously well recorded by engineer Tony Faulkner … the players set out in almost holographic detail between, beyond, between and in front of the loudspeakers. You could almost be there' (Gramophone)

'Highly enjoyable!' (Early Music Review)

'Strongly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'The Parley of Instruments up to their usual stellar form' (Stereophile)

'Goodman pilote sa troupe avec une science, une fraîcheur, une addresse, une élégance, qui signale le parfait purcellien' (Diapason, France)

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Purcell: Ayres for the theatre
CDH55010Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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CDH55020Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 1
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