“Henry Playford advertised Orpheus Britannicus as containing all of Henry Purcell’s ‘choicest songs’. In fact, the selection was made largely from works written during the last five years of the composer’s life, when he was working mainly as a theater composer. (…)”
© 1993 AUVIDIS
1 CD ASTRÉE / AUVIDIS E 8757
Recorded in June 1992 at the church of Saint Hippolyte, Tarn, France.