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PHILIPS: Harpsichord Music

Composer(s):Philips, Peter
Artist(s) Farr, Elizabeth, harpsichord
Period(s) Renaissance (1400-1600)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557864
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Still largely unknown today, Peter Philips was one of the finest composers to come from Elizabethan England and, afterWilliam Byrd, the most published in all the various genres of the time. This collection of harpsichord works, recorded on an original baroque instrument, includes all of his most famous pieces for keyboard – the Pavan and Galliard pairs and the Fantasia in F major – together with his sublime song and madrigal transcriptions.


Review By ,Early Music America,October 2007

Why isn’t the music of Peter Philips (1560/61–1628) better known and more widely performed?  Perhaps, as Peter Holman suggested, he was a victim of musical chauvinism. Philips, a Catholic, left England to escape religious persecution and eventually settled in the Spanish Netherlands.  Was he viewed by the English as not English? And/or seen as an outsider in Holland?



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