The Specialists For Classical Music Cds | Vinyl | Sacds | Blu-Rays | Dvds

Free UK Delivery For Online Orders

Fast International Delivery Premium durable packaging

ECCLES, JOHN The Mad Lover GOTTFRIED FINGER Love at a Loss, Alexander the Great. Olivia Vermueulen, Capella Orlandi Bremen / Thomas Ihlenfeldt. CPO

Release Date:
27-07-2018
Format:
Genres:
Label:
Era:
Series:
Eccles The Mad Lover Capella Orlandi Bremen Thomas Ihlenfeldt Cpo
Eccles The Mad Lover Capella Orlandi Bremen Thomas Ihlenfeldt Cpo
Catalog Number:
5550612
Special Price £10.55 £8.79 Was: £12.83
SHIPPED WITHIN 2-3 WORKING DAYS
In stock

JOHN ECCLES (ca. 1668-1735)
The Mad Lover

GOTTFRIED FINGER (ca. 1660-1730)
Love at a Loss; Alexander the Great


Olivia Vermueulen
Capella Orlandi Bremen / Thomas Ihlenfeldt

Music for the Theatre - songs set for Anne Bracegirdle from various plays CPO’s latest CD featuring the Capella Orlandi brings together stage music by Gottfried Finger and John Eccles, who wrote songs for the famous English stage actress Anne Bracegirdle. At the end of the seventeenth century England’s theatrical world was shaped by the defensive stance of traditionalists toward influences from the Italian opera and the magnificence radiating from the French court. The English counterproposal, the ‘English opera’, was a combination of ‘heroic plays’ with musical inserts ranging from individual songs, as were performed during Shakespeare’s time, to ‘all-sung masques’, miniature operas with pastoral content. During the Restoration period the old court form of the masque was hardly more than a name, often to be understood as synonymous with ‘interlude’ or ‘musical entertainment’. The Mad Lover is a good example of the English opera. On this recording song inserts from other masques are added to this comedy by John Fletcher from 1647. Anne Bracegirdle was so very successful with compositions by John Eccles that she later exclusively sang works by him. Once the authors of the texts had recognized that moods and changing passions could be expressed much more easily with music, the logical move was to have these musical inserts increasingly develop from simple songs to a form similar to the cantata. The so-called mad song, in which the most impassioned feelings could be depicted very vividly, was the most popular form.

CPO 5550612

More Information
Format CD
Genre Classical
Label CPO
Release Period August 2018

FAST INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Premium durable packaging

FAST UNITED KINGDOM DELIVERY

Pay no more than £3

THE SPECIALISTS FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC

CDs | Vinyl | SACDs | Blu-rays | DVDs