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Purcell: The Cares of Lovers

Purcell: The Cares of Lovers

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  • The History of Timon of Athens, The Man-Hater, Z. 632: The Cares of Lovers
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    The History of Timon of Athens, The Man-Hater, Z. 632: The Cares of Lovers

    01:59
    $2.40
  • Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z. 585: Sweeter Than Roses
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Pausanias, the Betrayer of his Country, Z. 585: Sweeter Than Roses

    03:07
    $2.40
  • From Silent Shades "Bess of Bedlam", Z. 370
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    From Silent Shades "Bess of Bedlam", Z. 370

    04:16
    $2.40
  • The History of King Richard the Second, Z. 581: Retir d from Mortal s Sight
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    The History of King Richard the Second, Z. 581: Retir d from Mortal s Sight

    03:05
    $2.40
  • The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z. 609: Celia Has a Thousand Charms
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    The Rival Sisters, or The Violence of Love, Z. 609: Celia Has a Thousand Charms

    02:36
    $2.40
  • The Tempest, Z. 631: Dear Pretty Youth
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    The Tempest, Z. 631: Dear Pretty Youth

    02:11
    $2.40
  • A Ground in Gamut, Z. 645
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    A Ground in Gamut, Z. 645

    02:27
    $2.40
  • If Music Be the Food of Love, Z. 379c
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    If Music Be the Food of Love, Z. 379c

    03:29
    $2.40
  • O Solitude, My Sweetest Choice, Z. 406
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    O Solitude, My Sweetest Choice, Z. 406

    05:33
    $4.80
  • Hears Not My Phillis "The Knotting Song", Z. 371
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Hears Not My Phillis "The Knotting Song", Z. 371

    03:00
    $2.40
  • Bonduca, or The British Heroine, Z. 574: O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Bonduca, or The British Heroine, Z. 574: O Lead Me to Some Peaceful Gloom

    02:37
    $2.40
  • She Loves and She Confesses Too, Z. 413
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    She Loves and She Confesses Too, Z. 413

    02:49
    $2.40
  • Ground, ZD. 222
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Ground, ZD. 222

    02:12
    $2.40
  • Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel "The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation", Z. 196
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel "The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation", Z. 196

    07:05
    $4.80
  • Oedipus, King of Thebes, Z. 583: Music for a While
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Oedipus, King of Thebes, Z. 583: Music for a While

    03:06
    $2.40
  • The Fatal Hour Comes on Apace, Z. 421
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    The Fatal Hour Comes on Apace, Z. 421

    03:40
    $2.40
  • Thou Wakeful Shepherd "A Morning Hymn", Z. 198
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Thou Wakeful Shepherd "A Morning Hymn", Z. 198

    02:39
    $2.40
  • Now That the Sun Hath Veiled His Light "An Evening Hymn on a Ground", Z. 193
    Composer(s) Henry Purcell
    Artist(s) Rowan Pierce

    Now That the Sun Hath Veiled His Light "An Evening Hymn on a Ground", Z. 193

    03:50
    $2.40

Total running time: 59 minutes.

Album information

Linn Records is thrilled to introduce soprano Rowan Pierce in what promises to be a sensational debut recording.

The Cares of Lovers comprises songs from across Purcell’s brief career from She loves and she confesses too, one of his very first published pieces (1683), to Sweeter than roses from his final months (1695). Although they all display the same matchless ingenuity and uncanny ability to set English words to music, a highlight includes Tell me, some pitying angel – a triumph of dramatic composition and the equal of any Italian cantata of the period.

Since winning the President’s Award at the Royal College of Music in 2017, Pierce has won acclaim for her performances at The Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and at the BBC Proms. Her performance in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, with the Academy of Ancient Music, won praise for her ‘expressive’ (Financial Times) and ‘heart-piercing’ (The Independent) singing.

Richard Egarr and William Carter, two baroque music heavy-weights, join Pierce for this recording, made in Haarlem, Netherlands.