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4 February 2006

Saturday 4 February 2006 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Catherine Bott talks to the countertenor Michael Chance about the father of all modern day countertenors - Alfred Deller. This remarkable musician brought the countertenor back into the limelight, and was responsible for uncovering a great deal of previously unknown music. Includes music by Morley, Purcell, Handel and Bach.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Anon – He that will an alehouse keep
Alfred Deller (countertenor) / Deller Consort
VANGUARD CLASSICS 08 5039 71
Track 30


Morley – It was a lover and his lass; O Mistress Mine
Alfred Deller (countertenor) / Desmond Dupré (lute)
EMI CDH 5 65501-2
Tracks 9-10


Purcell – The plaint from “The Faerie Queene”
Alfred Deller (countertenor) /Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble / Consort of Viols
The Bach Guild 08 2029 71
Track 9


Purcell – The Masque in Dioclesian (instrumental music)
Orchestra of Concentus Musicus Vienna
Alfred Deller (conductor)
The Bach Guild 08 2020 71
Tracks 23-26


Solage – Pluseurs gens voy
Alfred Deller (countertenor)
The Deller Consort / Concentus Musicus Vienna
Nicolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
The Bach Guild 08 5058 71
Track 16


Bach – Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor
Alfred Deller (countertenor)
Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
Gustav Leonhardt (director)
VANGUARD CLASSICS 08 5069 71
Track 9


Handel – Ah! Stigie larve (Orlando)
Alfred Deller (countertenor)
The Handel Festival Orchestra
Anthony Lewis (conductor)
VANGUARD CLASSICS 08 5043 71
Track 5


Schütz – Erhöre mich
Alfred & Mark Deller (countertenors)
VANGUARD CLASSICS 08 9087 72
Disc 2 Track 8




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