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The Fairy Queen - Overture, by Henry Purcell

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Published on Oct 7, 2009

This is the Overture to the fourth act, from "The Fairy Queen" a semi opera by Henry Purcell.
The Fairy-Queen was first performed on 2 May 1692 at the Queen's Theatre, Dorset Garden in London by the United Company. When he died prematurely in 1695, the work was lost, and not rediscovered until early in the twentieth century.
In July 2009, in celebration of the 350th anniversary of Purcell's birth, "The Fairy-Queen" was performed by Glyndebourne Festival Opera using a new edition of the score, prepared for "The Purcell Society" by Bruce Wood and Andrew Pinnock. This Overture was recorded in 1980 by the Bournemouth Sinfoietta and was conductd by Ronald Thomas.

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Comments • 17

Dragón de Cuera
El mejor compositor inglés del barroco.
mark one
beautiful
heinrich stemeseder
where r ya
Claudia Annette Vermeulen
beautiful!  the Fairy Queen!
Barb Ramsay
Sublime.Thankyou.
Victoria Navarro
Me gusta mucho la música barroca y Henry Purcell es uno de mis favoritos. Esta obra es maravillosa. No me canso de escucharla.
LutzDerLurch
Debating, which was the greater Composer, is like arguing about which of the tree legs of a Stool does the most, to keep it standing.
aietes
Beautiful!
ADHDBasketcase
love the art!
MzSunnyJeep
The first person that gives this a thumbs down would be an idiot.
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