Henry Purcell, with the emphasis on the first syllable, was a great English composer in the 17th century who is not known to many. Peter Medhurst helps to fill that gap in our knowledge with his usual fascinating insights and discussion. Off to the record store.
It was soul-refreshing to hear live music again, and the accompanying talk revealed much about one of my favorite composers. I love the talks in this series and hope there will be many more!
I love Peter. He is always interesting to listen and learn from. Little sidesteps into M&S or an Italian dinner for cultural reference with Purcell engage the viewer. I’d love to meet him in reality!
This was a lovely experience with such a nice mixture of Peter's musicianship and knowledge of Henry Purcell's works. Truly an eye opener about music that should be heard more often. I greatly appreciated Peter's enthusiasm and manner of delivering his depth of knowledge. Definitely will take more of his sessions.
The program - both Peter's narrative and the musical excerpts that he played - was extremely well organized and wonderfully presented.