Abdelazer (Suites by Henry Purcell After the Tragedy by Aphra Behn) Orchester Le Phénix & John Holloway

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Album-Release:
2012

HRA-Release:
19.08.2017

Label: Coviello Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

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  • Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695): The Double Dealer, Z. 592:
  • 1The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 1, Overture02:19
  • 2The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 2, Hornpipe00:45
  • 3The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 3, Minuett00:51
  • 4The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 4, Aire01:39
  • 5The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 5, Hornpipe01:04
  • 6The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 6, Minuett (Slow Aire)01:15
  • 7The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 7, Minuett (English Version)01:01
  • 8The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 8, Aire01:06
  • 9The Double Dealer, Z. 592: No. 9, Aire (English Version)01:31
  • Abdelazer, Z. 570:
  • 10Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 1, Overture, Pt. 1 (English Version)01:48
  • 11Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 1, Overture, Pt. 2 (English Version)01:22
  • 12Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 2, Rondeau (English Version)02:06
  • 13Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 3, Air (English Version)01:27
  • 14Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 4, Air (English Version)02:18
  • 15Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 5, Minuett00:57
  • 16Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 6, Air (English Version)01:58
  • 17Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 9, Air01:09
  • 18Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 8, Hornpipe00:49
  • 19Abdelazer, Z. 570: No. 7, Jigg (English Version)00:54
  • The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597:
  • 20The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 1, Overture (English Version)03:27
  • 21The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 2, Air00:43
  • 22The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 3, Rondeau - Minuett01:32
  • 23The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 4, Air (English Version)02:09
  • 24The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 5, Chaconne (English Version)02:20
  • 25The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 6, Minuett01:09
  • 26The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 7, Air00:43
  • 27The Gordian Knot Unty'd, Z. 597: No. 8, Jigg (English Version)02:50
  • Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577:
  • 28Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 1, Overture02:03
  • 29Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 2, Air01:14
  • 30Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 3, Air01:38
  • 31Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 4, Air00:59
  • 32Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 5, Hornpipe (English Version)01:26
  • 33Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 6, Rondeau01:15
  • 34Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 7, Air01:03
  • 35Distress'd Innocence, Z. 577: No. 8, Minuett (English Version)02:58
  • Bonduca, Z. 574:
  • 36Bonduca, Z. 574: No. 1, Hornpipe01:01
  • 37Bonduca, Z. 574: No. 2, Air I (English Version)01:15
  • 38Bonduca, Z. 574: No. 3, Air II (English Version)02:23
  • 39Bonduca, Z. 574: No. 4, Overture03:01
  • 40Bonduca, Z. 574: No. 5, Hornpipe00:56
  • 41Bonduca, Z. 574: No. 6, Air00:47
  • 42Bonduca, Z. 574: No. 7, Minuett00:54
  • Total Runtime01:04:05

Info for Abdelazer (Suites by Henry Purcell After the Tragedy by Aphra Behn)



The melody of the „Rondeau“ from Abdelazer is one of the best-known tunes today and everyone can sing it. If we try to find out, who is the composer, we come across the name of Benjamin Britten whose symphonic variations from A young person’s guide to the orchestra are world-famous. It is, however, not Britten’s composition: it is Henry Purcell’s.

During the last five years of his short life Henry Purcell wrote more than 43 so-called ‘stage musics’ for theatre. In his final year in 1695, he composed the music for the tragedy Abdelazer by Aphra Behn. The tragedy Abdelazer tells the story about a slave who becomes king after many intrigues and murders. Unfortunately, only the first part of Purcell’s flamboyant suite has survived.

For their recording Mathias Kleiböhmer and his orchestra Le Phénix join forces with Linard Bardill (German narration) and John Holloway (English narration) and tell the story of Abdelazer, using the surviving pieces of the suite as well as a selection of Purcell’s stage music that was written shortly before Abdelazer.

Orchestre Le Phenix
Linard Bardill, Narrator
John Holloway, Narrator
Mathias Kleiböhmer, direction

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