Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Purcell, Henry

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695), was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer approached his fame until Edward Elgar. read more

Henry Purcell (c. 10 September 1659 – 21 November 1695), was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and Fre... read more

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