Henry Purcell

Born: 1659
Died: 1695

Many regard Purcell as the greatest English composer of all time. Among his most influential works are the opera Dido and Aeneas and the semi-operas The Fairy Queen and King Arthur.

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Top 10 Purcell recordings

The inventiveness, skill and emotional power of so much of Purcell's music always rewards re-interpretation and listening. Here's the Gramophone guide to 10 of the best Purcell recordings... Read more

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