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Performer: Christian Curnyn
Title: John Eccles: The Judgment of Paris
Style: Vocal Music
Duration: 01:01:59
Relesed: April 28, 2009
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 149
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Although the Finger setting has not survived, the other three were revived under Anthony Rooley in 2001 and Eccles' The Judgment of Paris was adjudged the winner. There are many reasons why it is the obvious choice; it is a dramatically very clear, harmonically bewitching, and melodious opera. Eccles anticipated the expectations of his audience in producing something relatively direct but did not dumb down his style, which had been refined during a time of close association with Henry Purcell, dead five years by the time the competition was held.

The Judgment of Paris: Symphony for Mercury: I. - By William Congreve & John Eccles - Susan Bickley, Roderick Williams, Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company Orchestra, Lucy Crowe, Early Opera Company Chorus, Benjamin Hulett & Claire Booth. 2. The Judgment of Paris: Symphony for Mercury: II.

The Judgment of Paris: Symphony for Mercury: Slow –. 01:46. The Judgment of Paris: Hark, hark! the glorious Voice of War. (Pallas). The Judgment of Paris: Happy thou of Human Race (Mercury). The Judgment of Paris: Grand Chorus Hither all ye Graces, all ye Loves. The Judgment of Paris: Oh what Joys does Conquest yield! (Pallas). The Judgment of Paris: Distracted I turn, but I cannod decide (Paris).

This "Paris" is special because it shows Eccles trying to shunt musical theater in an all-English direction, and move it out of the shadow of the dominant Italian and French traditions. As Lindsay Kemp points out in verbose but thorough liner notes, the word settings, or underlay is for English speech rhythms and the score focuses more on line and melody that decoration and ornamentation. This is a Maske, so it feels much more like music from a play than an opera. The Judgment of Paris" is in no way a full-scale opera, but rather a brief "masque" in the Purcellian sense. Conductor Curnyn has aimed for, and achieved, a severely authentic performance. It doesn't even matter that this work wasn't the prize winner in the original contest; it's a brilliant little jewel.

CD 1. John Eccles Composer. The Judgment of Paris or the Prize Music, masque Work. Chorus of Early Opera Company Chorus/Choir, Christian Curnyn Conductor, Lucy Crowe Soprano, Orchestra of Early Opera Company Orchestra, Roderick Williams Baritone, Susan Bickley Mezzo-Soprano, Benjamin Hulett Tenor, Claire Booth Soprano. 1. Symphony for Mercury. Christian Curnyn Conductor, Lucy Crowe Soprano, Orchestra of Early Opera Company Orchestra, Claire Booth Soprano, Susan Bickley Mezzo-Soprano. 24. Restless in Thought disturb'd in Mind.

Christian Curnyn, whose reputation continues to grow in the world of baroque opera, here conducts the world premiere recording of Judgement of Paris performed by the award-winning Early Opera Company, along with a stellar cast of soloists. One of the earliest all-sung English operas, this one-act opera by John Eccles was composed in 1700 for a competition advertised in the London Gazette. Created by the ’Persons of Quality’, a group of nobleman headed by Lord Halifax, the purpose of the competition was an ambitious and worthy one, namely the development of all-sung opera in English. The Chandos ‘Disc of the Month’ presents The Judgment of Paris, a one-act opera by John Eccles, composed in 1700 for a competition advertised in the London Gazette by a group of noblemen led by Lord Halifax. The purpose of the competition was to aid the development of all-sung opera in English.

Eccles, . Judgment of Paris (The) (Opera), 3 Mad Songs. Released on: 2009-04-28. Artist: Benjamin Hulett Conductor: Christian Curnyn Artist: Claire Booth Choir: Early Opera Company Chorus Orchestra: Early Opera Company Orchestra Artist: Lucy Crowe Artist: Roderick Williams Artist: Susan Bickley Composer: John Eccles. Auto-generated by YouTube.

John Eccles (1668-1735) is arguably the most important British composer between Purcell's death (1695) and Handel's appearance on the scene (1711), and the current revival of his music owes much to our need to contextualise the achievements of his more famous contemporaries. The Judgment of Paris derives from the Restoration equivalent of The X Factor - an opera-writing contest, organised by an aristocratic coterie of fans, who put the entries to a public vote during the spring of 1701. Benjamin Hulett is the eponymous shepherd forced to judge that notorious beauty contest between Juno (Susan Bickley), Pallas (Claire Booth) and Venus (Lucy Crowe), while Roderick Williams's sardonic Mercury looks on.

Early Opera Company Christian Curnyn – director. England was really slow to embrace operas that had singing from start to finish; some attendees were mostly interested in seeing the plays and not too crazy about the opera part  . Although the Finger setting has not survived, the other three were revived under Anthony Rooley in 2001 and Eccles' The Judgment of Paris was adjudged the winner.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
The Judgment of Paris or the Prize Music, masque
1 Symphony for Mercury. [Part 1] - Christian Curnyn 1:22
2 Symphony for Mercury. [Part 2] - Christian Curnyn 2:16
3 Symphony for Mercury. Slow - Christian Curnyn 1:45
4 Symphony for Mercury. Brisk Christian Curnyn 0:55
5 From high Olympus, and the Realms above Christian Curnyn 3:25
6 O Ravishing Delight! Christian Curnyn 2:37
7 Fear not, Mortal: none shall harm thee Christian Curnyn 1:28
8 Happy thou of Human Race Christian Curnyn 1:51
9 Symphony for Juno / Saturnia, Wife of Thundering Jove, am I Christian Curnyn 3:45
10 Symphony for Pallas / This way, Mortal, bend thy Eyes Christian Curnyn 2:27
11 Symphony for Venus / Hither turn thee, gentle Swain Christian Curnyn 4:06
12 Hither turn thee, gentle Swain Christian Curnyn 1:52
13 Distracted I turn, but I cannot decide Christian Curnyn 2:28
14 Symphony / Let Ambition fire thy Mind Christian Curnyn 3:31
15 Awake, awake, thy Spirits raise Christian Curnyn 1:12
16 Hark, hark! the glorious Voice of War... Christian Curnyn 1:16
17 Oh what Joys does Conquest yield! Christian Curnyn 1:05
18 O how glorious 'tis to see... Christian Curnyn 1:10
19 Symphony Christian Curnyn 1:16
20 Stay, lovely Youth, delay thy Choice Christian Curnyn 2:59
21 Nature fram'd thee sure for Loving Christian Curnyn 3:47
22 I yield, I yield, O take the Prize Christian Curnyn 1:09
23 Hither all ye Graces, all ye Loves Christian Curnyn 1:53
Mad Songs (3), for voice & orchestra
24 Restless in Thought disturb'd in Mind Christian Curnyn 4:17
25 Love's but the frailty of the Mind Christian Curnyn 4:39
26 I Burn, I burn, my Brain consumes to Ashes Christian Curnyn 3:28

Credits

Sussie Ahlburg - Photography
Nicholas Anderson - Producer
Sven Arnstein - Photography
Clive Barda - Photography
Susan Bickley - Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Claire Booth - Soprano (Vocal)
Chorus of Early Opera Company - Choir/Chorus
William Congreve - Librettist, Text
Jonathan Cooper - Editing, Engineer
Lucy Crowe - Soprano (Vocal)
Christian Curnyn - Conductor, Primary Artist
Thomas d'Urfey - Text
Drew Farell - Photography
Finn S. Gundersen - Booklet Editor
Benjamin Hulett - Tenor (Vocal)
Jacob Jordaens - Cover Art
Lindsay Kemp - Liner Notes
Erich Lessing - Cover Photo
Mary McCarthy - A&R
Orchestra of Early Opera Company - Orchestra
Samantha Ovens - Photography
Marie-Stella Paris - Liner Note Translation
Paul Quilter - Assistant Engineer
Mark Ransom - Harpsichord Maker, Harpsichord Tuner
Patrick Redmond - Photography
Oliver Sändig - Harpsichord Maker
Keith Saunders - Photography
Jane Stevenson - Photography
Oliver Webber - Liner Notes
Roderick Williams - Baritone (Vocal)
Stephanie Wollny - Liner Note Translation
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