Keyboard Suites and Grounds — Richard Egarr

Purcell, Henry (1659–95)

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr solo harpsichord

Year: 2008
Catalogue: HMU 907428

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About this album

Published a year after his death, Henry Purcell's eight keyboard suites were long overshadowed by his more celebrated works. They are the heirs to a characteristically English vein, shifting from humour to seriousness in delightfully casual fashion, like the elegant grounds chose by Richard Egarr to echo them here — the musical testament of a composer who died all too soon.