CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 7:30 PM

L'Arpeggiata

Zankel Hall
Purcell’s works for the church, theater, and court displays his unsurpassed mastery in setting English words to music. Some of his finest songs, selections from his ceremonial odes, arias from his great stage works, and a beautiful sacred anthem will be showcased in this program that marks the return of L’Arpeggiata to Zankel Hall. Opera News wrote, “The concerts presented by L’Arpeggiata—the hip, international early-music ensemble—are fun happenings full of music flair, dramatic surprises, and improvisatory verve.”

Performers

  • L'Arpeggiata
    Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director
  • Nuria Rial, Soprano
  • Raquel Andueza, Soprano
  • Vincenzo Capezzuto, Alto

Program

ALL-PURCELL PROGRAM
  • "'Twas within a furlong of Edinborough Town" from The Mock Marriage
  • "Music for a while"
  • "Strike the viol" from Come, ye sons of art away
  • "An Evening Hymn"
  • "One charming night" from The Fairy Queen
  • "A Prince of glorious race descended"
  • "O solitude, my sweetest choice"
  • "Here the Deities approve" from Welcome to all Pleasures
  • "Hark! How the songsters of the grove" from Timon of Athens
  • "Wondrous machine!" (Ode to St. Cecilia)
  • "Ah! Belinda" from Dido and Aeneas
  • "Man is for the woman made"
  • "Oh, let me weep" (The Plaint) from The Fairy Queen
  • "Curtain tune on a Ground"

Audio

Cazzati's Ciaccona
L'Arpeggiata
Erato

Watch


An Introduction to Before Bach

Before Bach
This performance is part of Off the Beaten Track, and Before Bach.

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