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CD83255 Weldon: The judgement of Paris

CD83255 Weldon: The judgement of Paris
CD83255 Weldon: The judgement of Paris
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CD83255 Weldon: 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 competition held 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. So here is the setting by Weldon. The sound is rather muddy and there is a drop-out of about ten seconds. I think the off-air recordings 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 Paul Agnew, so I think they are worth sharing.

John Weldon The Judgement of Paris

Venus Emma Kirkby Pallas Evelyn Tubb Juno Sarah Pendlebury Marcury Paul Agnew ten Paris Stephen Varcoe bar

Concerto Köln & The Consort of Musicke directed by Anthony Rooley

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