Purcell’s famous ‘Music for a while’ crowns a century of extraordinary song writing.
Wonderful togetherness of Johannette Zomer and Fred Jacobs.
Johannette Zomer and Fred Jacobs started recording a series of programmes devoted to 17th Century monody for which their research has unveiled many hidden treasures. This recording brings beautiful miniatures, full of English melancholy and humor, including Purcells’s famous ‘Music for a while’. Their previous recordings in this series - ‘Splendore di Roma’, ‘Nuove Musiche’ and ‘l’Esprit Galant’- received great international acclaim.
“There's a brightness to the voice which pinpoints open-eyed wonder...That Zomer knows how to float a line and respond to its musical contours is never in doubt”
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