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Hekkema & Vloeimans: Dido & Aeneazz / Calefax


Release Date: 04/12/2019 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186758  
Composer:  Raaf Hekkema
Performer:  Eric VloeimansGulli GudmundssonJasper van Hulten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Calefax Reed Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Love is a rollercoaster, and so is this swinging new take on Virgil’s classical tragedy. Dido & Aeneazz is a recomposition of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by Raaf Hekkema, combined with newly-composed music arranged by Eric Vloeimans. The album showcases the congenial collaboration between the versatile reed players of Calefax and renowned trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. Dido & Aeneazz invites the listener to join a musical journey that virtuously flows from the baroque original to jazz, calypso and klezmer, and back. Acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad, the members of Calefax arguably invented a completely new genre: the reed quintet. After their successful PENTATONE debut with Hidden Gems, these gentlemen add yet another Read more treasure to their discography. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Dido & Aeneazz by Raaf Hekkema
Performer:  Eric Vloeimans (Trumpet), Gulli Gudmundsson (Double Bass), Jasper van Hulten (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Calefax Reed Quintet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Netherlands 

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