Purcell: Love Restor'd - Songs from the English Restoration
Emily Owen (soprano)
Jenni Harper (soprano)
Toby Carr (theorbo & guitar)
Kate Conway (viola da gamba)
Satoko Doi-Luck (harpsichord)
Early music ensemble Ceruleo presents an album of music from restoration-era England. Featuring works by Henry Purcell, John Blow, Francesco Corbetta, and John Eccles, the album looks at the dramatic character of English Restoration music and its relationship to the theatrical tradition of the time.
Providing a snapshot of the music that might have been heard in English theatres and concert halls, Ceruleo creates a performance – like the stage works of Purcell and Blow – which freely flits between deep emotion, humour and melancholy, all interspersed with instrumental dance music.