Philip Langridge is joined by a fine cast of musicians for this recording of songs from the Georgian era, centred around the rural paradises in and around London, the Pleasure Gardens.
Featuring works by some of the foremost composers of the day, this is a hugely entertaining and dramatic collection of songs where love, lust and lament are the main players.
|William Boyce||William Jackson|
|William Croft||John Blow|
|John Eccles||Daniel Purcell|
|George Munro||Maurice Green|
|James Hook||Thomas Arne|
|Thomas Linley||Stephen Storace|
|Philip Langridge||David Owen Norris||Jennifer Langridge||Malcolm Layfield||Tristan Gurney|
Philip Langridge is one of the world’s most distinguished singers, whose musical and dramatic qualities ensure that he is in constant demand throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. In recognition of these qualities, he was made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 1994.