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War! Huh! England and the Glorious Revolution

Henry Purcell's depiction of English battle through his operatic arias, in a concert given by La Folia Barockorchester at Nuremberg's Historical City Hall.

Henry Purcell's depiction of English battle through his operatic arias, in a concert given by La Folia Barockorchester at Nuremberg's Historical City Hall in July. Purcell lived through the overthrow of the Catholic king James II in 1689, and many of his works - such as King Arthur, Bonduca and Dido and Aeneas - employ ancient history and literature to address the theme of conflict. Soprano Anna Prohaska, alto Julia Bohme, tenor Richard Resch and bass Nikolay Borchev join the ensemble to run the gamut of emotion in war, from pride, to bravery, to despair and to the ultimate joy of victory.
Presented by Simon Heighes.

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1 hour, 14 minutes

Music Played

  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur, or The British worthy Z.628: Symphony

    Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    Bonduca, or The British heroine: To arms, your ensigns straight display

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur, or The British worthy Z.628: Symphony militaire

    Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur, or The British worthy Z.628: Come if you dare

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Singer: Julia Bohme. Singer: Richard Resch. Singer: Nikolay Borchev. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur Z.628: Symphony; Hither this way; Let not a moon-born elf

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Singer: Julia Bohme. Singer: Richard Resch. Singer: Nikolay Borchev. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas Z.626: The Witches' dance

    Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen Z.629: Next, winter comes slowly

    Singer: Nikolay Borchev. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    Come ye sons of art away Z.323: Bid the virtues, bid the graces

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    Fantazia upon one note in F major Z.745

    Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Fairy Queen Z.629: O let me weep

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Tempest, or The enchanted isle Z.63: Arise, ye subterranean winds

    Singer: Nikolay Borchev.
  • Henry Purcell

    Bonduca Z.574: Divine Andate; To arms; Britons, strike home

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Singer: Julia Bohme. Singer: Richard Resch. Singer: Nikolay Borchev. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur Z.628: Frost scene; While the Cold Genius See, we assemble

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Singer: Julia Bohme. Singer: Richard Resch. Singer: Nikolay Borchev. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    Dido and Aeneas Z.626: When I am laid in earth (Dido's lament)

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    King Arthur, or The British worthy Z.628: Symphony

    Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    The Prophetess, or The history of Dioclesian Z.627: Since the toils

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.
  • Henry Purcell

    Come ye sons of art away Z.323: See nature, rejoicing, has shown us the way

    Singer: Anna Prohaska. Singer: Julia Bohme. Singer: Richard Resch. Singer: Nikolay Borchev. Ensemble: La Follia Barockorkester. Director: Robin Peter Müller.

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