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Blow: Venus & Adonis /Argenta * Dawson * Varcoe * London Baroque * Medlam
John Blow, John Mark Ainsley, Nancy Argenta
Blow: Venus & Adonis /Argenta * Dawson * Varcoe * London Baroque * Medlam
Genre: Classical
 
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Why do we only remember Purcell?
Deborah Silverberg | Baytown, TX USA | 02/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love Dido and Aeneas, and am a fan of Purcell's songs and choral works as well, so it was a good bet I would enjoy the work of John Blow- he was Purcell's teacher, after all. Listening to "Venus and Adonis" is like listening to "Dido" the first time- wonderful, embellished solo lines and enchanting choral work. I also recommend checking out Blow's "Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell," which is a counter-tenor duet. I saw "Ode" and "Dido" on the same program one evening, with Baroque instruments and staging- it changed my entire perspective on music. Give John Blow a listen, and you won't be sorry."