Music for a while - Improvisations on Henry Purcell

Erato 463620 3 (CD+DVD), 2014


[1]'Twas within a furlong2'54
[2]Music for a while5'54
[3]Strike the viol3'57
[4]An Evening Hymn on a Ground6'06
[5]In vain the am'rous flute4'33
[6]A prince of glorious race descended4'40
[7]O solitude, my sweetest choice5'23
[8]When I am laid in earth5'03
[9]Wondrous machine3'41
[10]Here the deities approve4'48
[11]Ah! Belinda4'10
[12]Hark! how the songsters of the grove2'49
[13]One charming night4'40
[14]Man is for the woman made1'18
[15]O let me weep (The Plaint)7'19
[16]Curtain Tune on a Ground (instr.)2'56
Bonus Track:
[17]Halleluja (Leonard Cohen)6'04
total time76'21


[1]Music for a while
[2]'Twas within a furlong
[3]Strike the viol
[4]Here the deities approve

Raquel Andueza (soprano): [3], [6], [8], [11], [12], [15]; DVD[3]
Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor): [2], [4], [5], [7], [10], [12]; DVD[1], DVD[4]
Vincenzo Capezzuto (tenorino napoletano): [1], [5], [9], [13], [17]; DVD[2]
Dominique Visse (countertenor): [14]

Gianluigi Trovesi, clarinet
Wolfgang Muthspiel, acoustic and electric guitars

L'Arpeggiata (on period instruments):
Christine Pluhar: theorbo
Doron Sherwin: cornetto
Veronika Skuplik: baroque violins
Julien Martin and Marine Sablonnière: recorders
Eero Palviainen: archiluth, baroque guitar
Marcello Virtale: chitarra battente, baroque guitar
Sara Ridy: baroque harp
David Mayoral, Sergey Saprichev, and Michèle Claude: percussion
Boris Schmidt: double bass
Haru Kitamika: harpsichord, organ
Francesco Turrisi: piano, harpsichord, organ, melodica

direction: Christina Pluhar

recording: 6/2013, Institut Culturel Roumain de Paris, Salle Byzantine, Palais de Béhague, Paris