As with their previous album, Dowland in Dublin (ACD2 2650), La Nef and Michael Slattery take inspired creative liberties with Purcell's music. Over time, I have learned to hear the profundity in the subtleties as well as the sheer variety of Purcell's musical language, each time with renewed pleasure. With this album, we invite listeners to discover Purcell in a light that we believe he would have appreciated, says Sylvain Bergeron, Artistic Director of La Nef.
Founded in 1991 in Montreal, La Nef creates, produces, and distributes concerts, multidisciplinary and multimedia shows, physical and digital albums, musical tales, and CD-books. Its wide-ranging repertoire includes ancient and early music, the music of oral traditions, world music, and experimental and contemporary approaches to musical creation.
Michael Slattery has performed at many prestigious festivals, including Edinburgh, Athens, Aspen Music, Mostly Mozart, and Williamstown.
Slattery's solo recordings include The Irish Heart and, Dowland in Dublin with La Nef, which was named one of the best recordings of 2012 by Opera News.
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