Shakespeare Day - Choirworks

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The Fairy Queen20000423

Paul Guinery introduces a complete recording of Purcell's `The Fairy Queen', which is based on Shakespeare's `A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Studio guest Roger Savage reveals the extent to which the original play was adapted to suit Restoration tastes.

Purcell: The Fairy Queen.

Lorraine Hunt and Catherine Pierard (sopranos), Susan Bickley (mezzo), Howard Crook and Mark Padmore (tenors), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Richard Wistreich (bass), Schutz Choir of London, London Classical Players/Roger Norrington