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Purcell: Dido And Aeneas / Lewis, Baker, Herincx, Et Al


Release Date: 04/11/2000 
Label:  London/Decca Legends Catalog #: 466387   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Catherine WilsonDame Janet BakerPatricia ClarkEileen Poulter,   ... 
Conductor:  Anthony Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraSt. Anthony Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
Opera News (9/00, p.96) - "...Anthony Lewis's musicians honor Purcell's style with appropriate lightness of tone on modern instruments...the tempos are lively without pressure or tension....[Baker's] sensitive word projection draws every nuance from the simple text..."
REVIEWS:
Opera News (9/00, p.96) - "...Anthony Lewis's musicians honor Purcell's style with appropriate lightness of tone on modern instruments...the tempos are lively without pressure or tension....[Baker's] sensitive word projection draws every nuance from the simple text..." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Catherine Wilson (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Alto), Patricia Clark (Soprano),
Eileen Poulter (Soprano), Monica Sinclair (Alto), Rhianon James (Soprano),
Raimund Herincx (Bass)
Conductor:  Anthony Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Anthony Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 

Sound Samples

Dido and Aeneas / Act 1: Overture
Dido and Aeneas / Act 1: "Shake the clouds from off your brow"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 1: "Ah! Belinda, I am prest"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 1: "Whence could so much virtue spring?"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 1: "Fear no danger"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 1: "See, your Royal Guest appears"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 2: "Wayward sisters"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 2: "Ruin'd ere the set of sun!"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 2: Ritornelle - "Thanks to these lonesome vales"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 2: "Oft she visits"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 2: "Behold, upon my bending spear"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 2: "Stay, Prince" - "Jove's commands shall be obey'd"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 3: Prelude - "Come away, fellow sailors" - Sailors' dance
Dido and Aeneas / Act 3: "See the flags"-"Destruction's our delight-The Witches'
Dido and Aeneas / Act 3: "Your counsel all is urged in vain"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 3: "But Death alas!".."When I am laid in earth"
Dido and Aeneas / Act 3: "With drooping wings"

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