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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas / Christie, Les Arts Florissants

Purcell / Gens / Les Arts Florissants / Christie
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 59880   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henry Purcell
Performer:  Steve DugardinJonathan ArnoldSophie Marin-DegorVéronique Gens,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

William Christie and Les Arts Florissants attain Baroque superiority yet again in this release of Henry Purcell's much-admired Dido & +†neas. "This version - with single strings, an excellent small choir and a slightly obtrusive harpsichord - stands well alongside what is otherwise available: if you prefer Dido in the French manner this is the record you will want; if not, you will probably still want it as a different view of a major work" (Gramophone, 1995) William Christie and Les Arts Florissants attain Baroque superiority yet again in this release of Henry Purcell's much-admired Dido & +†neas. "This version - with single strings, an excellent small choir and a slightly obtrusive harpsichord - stands well alongside what is otherwise available: if you prefer Dido in the French manner this is the record you will want; if not, you will probably still want it as a different view of a major work" (Gramophone, 1995) Read less

Works on This Recording

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Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Steve Dugardin (Countertenor), Jonathan Arnold (Bass Baritone), Sophie Marin-Degor (Soprano),
Véronique Gens (Soprano), Claire Brua (Mezzo Soprano), Sophie Daneman (Soprano),
Nathan Berg (Bass Baritone), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), William Christie (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  Théâtre-Opéra de Massy, Essonne, France 
Length: 51 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 

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