The Fairy Queen Gramophone Podcast

Purcell The Fairy Queen 1692, originally written to accompany an adaption of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, features music of delightful theatricality and some of the composer’s most beautiful songs. Paul McCreesh speaks with Gramophone Editor Martin Cullingford about Gabrieli’s new recording of the work, and his approach to capturing and conveying its 17th-century spirit and splendour.