Classical music in Catalonia - Barcelona | Girona | Lleida | Tarragona
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is not possible to schedule concerts right now. Meanwhile, we are proposing via twitter & Instagram daily auditions of classical works. You can access directly to the complete list of works or to the composer index. Enjoy and take care!
Purcell | King Arthur
King Arthur, or The British Worthy (Z. 628), semi-opera in five acts | Henry Purcell
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh, conductor
Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695) was an English composer. Although it incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements, Purcell's was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no later native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Benjamin Britten in the 20th century. Purcell worked in many genres, both in works closely linked to the court, such as symphony song, to the Chapel Royal, such as the symphony anthem, and the theatre. Among Purcell's most notable works are his opera Dido and Aeneas (1688), his semi-operas Dioclesian (1690), King Arthur (1691), The Fairy-Queen (1692) and Timon of Athens (1695), as well as the compositions Hail! Bright Cecilia (1692), Come Ye Sons of Art (1694) and Funeral Sentences and Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary (1695). (Wikipedia)