Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas



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30th July 2007




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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Kirsten Flagstad, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eilidh McNab, Arda Mandikian, Sheila Rex, Anna Pollak, Thomas Hemsley & David Lloyd

The Mermaid Singers and Orchestra, Geraint Jones

Recorded 15th, 27th-28th March, 1952 in Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London



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Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626


Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus)

Act I: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido)

Act I: Grief increases by concealing (Belinda, Dido, Chorus)

Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring? (Dido, Belinda)

Act I: Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, 2nd Woman and Chorus)

Act I: See, your Royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido)

Act I: Cupid only throws the dart (Chorus)

Act I: If not for mine, for Empire's sake (Aeneas)

Act I: Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda)

Act I: To the hills and the vales (Chorus)

Act I: The Triumphing Dance

Act II Scene 1: Prelude for the Witches

Act II Scene 1: Wayward sisters (Sorceress, 1st Witch)

Act II Scene 1: Harm's our delight (Chorus)

Act II Scene 1: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress, Chorus)

Act II Scene 1: Ruin'd ere the set of sun? (1st and 2nd Witches, Sorceress, Chorus)

Act II Scene 1: But, ere we this perform (1st and 2nd Witches)

Act II Scene 1: In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus)

Act II Scene 1: Echo Dance of Furies

Act II Scene 2: Ritornelle

Act II Scene 2: Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus)

Act II Scene 2: Oft she visits this lone mountain (2nd Woman)

Act II Scene 2: Behold, upon my bended spear (Aeneas, Dido)

Act II Scene 2: Haste to town (Belinda, Chorus)

Act II Scene 2: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas)

Act II Scene 2: Then since our Charm's have sped (Chorus)

Act III Scene 1: Prelude - Come away, fellow sailors (Sailor, Chorus)

Act III Scene 1: The Sailor's Dance

Act III Scene 1: See, the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches)

Act III Scene 1: Our next motion (Sorceress)

Act III Scene 1: Destruction's our delight (Chorus)

Act III Scene 1: The Witches' Dance

Act III Scene 2: Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas)

Act III Scene 2: Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus)

Act III Scene 2: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me (Dido)

Act III Scene 2: When I am laid in earth (Dido)

Act III Scene 2: With drooping wings ye cupids come (Chorus)

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott

George Frideric Handel: Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle… Ombra mai fu, "Largo"

Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle… Ombra mai fu, "Largo"

Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626

Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth

Gramophone Magazine

“[On the original release in January 1953] At last we have a really satisfactory recording of Dido.”

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