Sweeter than Roses: Songs by Henry Purcell
Anna Dennis (soprano)
Julian Perkins (director & keyboards)
Director and keyboardist Julian Perkins and his acclaimed ensemble Sounds Baroque join soprano Anna Dennis for this celebration of the songs of Henry Purcell.
Known for his undisputed mastery in setting the English language, Purcell also absorbed influences from both French and Italian styles, and the programme is complemented with close contemporaries who also worked in London – a guitar suite from Italian Francesco Corbetta, performed by James Akers, and a harpsichord suite from Giovanni Battista Draghi, along with two songs from the earlier Stuart court composer Henry Lawes.