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CD83246 Eccles: The judgement of Paris

CD83246 Eccles: The judgement of Paris
CD83246 Eccles: The judgement of Paris
Item# CD83246
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CD83246 Eccles: The judgement of Paris

This is a recording of one of several programmes broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in 1995, in a series called Fairest Isle, rebroadcasting (in three parts over three weeks) a Prom given in 1989, which reproduced a competitionheld in 1700 to find the `best' musical setting for William Congreve's The Judgement of Paris. Four composers took part: John Weldon, John Eccles, Daniel Purcell (Henry's brother) and Gottfried Finger. The setting by Finger has been lost and I am missing the recording of Daniel Purcell's setting. Here is the setting by Eccles. The sound is rather muddy and I think the off-air recording may have been made on audiotape and later transferred to DAT. However, they are historically interesting and there are some starry names involved, including Emma Kirkby and Rufus Müller, so I think they are worth sharing.

John Eccles The Judgement of Paris

Venus Emma Kirkby sop Pallas Evelyn Tubb sop Juno Sarah Pendlebury sop Mercury Andrew King ten Paris Rufus Müller ten

Concerto Köln & The Consort of Musicke directed by Anthony Rooley

One MP3 file at 320Kbps 350MB & 51:04mins.


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