Purcell: Serenading Songs & Grounds
This recording is the first by Ensemble La Fenice to feature English music of the 17th century and is dedicated, to give credit where credit is due, to Henry Purcell. It is above all an acoustic account of a number of concerts held in 2009, on the 350th anniversary of the composer's death. In response to invitations issued by the festivals Les Nuits Musicales d'Uzès, Festival de Lanvellec et du Trégor and during the course of the ensemble's first residency in Auxerre, Burgundy, the works were consequently performed in three different places with different acoustics. To incorporate the visual aspect, the TV station Mezzo made a video recording of pieces performed at the Festival de Beaune and the Festival de musique ancienne de Lyon.
Catalog Number: ARS38525
Label: Ars Produktion
Composer: Henry Purcell
Conductor: Jean Tubery
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble la Fenice (France)
Performer: Céline Scheen, Hana Blazikova, Jan Van Elsacker, Paulin Bündgen, Stephan MacLeod