Daniel Purcell

There is an exiciting new recording out of Daniel Purcell’s The Judgment of Paris.

This is the first recording of this work which was first performed at Dorset Gardens in London in the spring of 1701. Having been ignored for over 300 years, it is wonderful to be able to hear this treasure from Britain’s cultural past.

It is only available as a download not as an audio CD.

 

BBC

During the spring of this year the BBC put out a three part series called Rule Britannia! devoted to music in Georgian Britain. It seems incredible that the makers of such a programme could put it together without a mention of William Boyce, John Stanley or Thomas Linley. This could not have been accidental.

Phoebe by Maurice Greene

On Saturday 16th March 2013 at 7.30pm there will be a concert performance of Maurice Greene’s neglected pastoral opera Phoebe at:

Highlands Methodist Church
Sutherland Boulevard
Leigh-on-Sea
Essex SS9 3PT

More details: http://www.southendchambermusic.co.uk/

Richard Jones (d.1744)

I have added Richard Jones to the composer pages. Unfortunately the page is brief as so little is known about him!
Please let me know if you know of anything else.
There have recently been two wonderful CD releases of his Harpsichord Lessons and Chamber Airs for Violin and harpsichord.