Purcell: When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas) (Dido's Lament) - CD

This page lists all recordings of When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas) (Dido's Lament), by Henry Purcell (1659-95) on CD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Inspired by Song

Inspired by Song


D'Urfey:

The King's Health, to Farrinel's Ground

Dowland:

Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)

Eccles, S:

Divisions upon a ground

Eyck:

Engels nachtegaeltje

Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght

Geminiani:

Lady Ann Bothwel’s Lament

An Irish Tune

Nussen:

Can Love be controul'd?

Pepusch:

Can Love be controul'd by advice?

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Schop, J:

Lacrimae Pavan

trad.:

John come kiss me now

Lady Anne Bothwell’s Lament

When Daphne did from fair Phoebus fly

Faronells Ground

Greensleeves


Dorothee Mields (soprano)

The Gentleman's Band, Stefan Temmingh (recorder & direction)

“They are great tunes of course, and in truth the musical strength and interest often comes more from that than from the quality of the variations, but the full-toned virtuosity of Temmingh's recorder and the creative musicality of his accompanying continuo band...make for an entertaining and often affecting programme.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2014

Deutsche HM - 88843044582

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Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson: A Tribute

Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson: A Tribute


Bach, J S:

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

Handel:

Qui d'amor (from Ariodante)

Scherza, infida (from Ariodante)

Dopo notte (from Ariodante)

Theodora: Angels, ever bright and fair

Theodora, HWV 68: With Darkness deep

Theodora, HWV 68: Oh! that I on wings could rise

To thee, thou glorious son of worth (from Theodora)

with Drew Minter (counter-tenor)

Messiah: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion

Messiah: But who may abide

Messiah: He was despised

Messiah: I know that my Redeemer liveth

Clori, degli occhi miei, HWV 91a

Susanna, HWV 66: Bending to the throne of glory

Crystal streams in murmurs flowing: Susanna

Susanna, HWV 66: Guilt trembling spoke my doom

Susanna: If guiltless blood be your intent

Qual nave smarrita (from Radamisto)

Come to me, soothing sleep (from Ottone)

Svegliatevi nel core (from Giulio Cesare)

Qual Leon (from Arianna)

Purcell:

Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth (from Dido & Aeneas)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


As a tribute to the artistry of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, this retrospective gathers together many of the finest recordings of arias and duets made during her acclaimed association with harmonia mundi. The booklet notes include tributes from her husband, Peter Lieberson, Nicholas McGegan and her obituary from Le Monde.

Lorraine Hunt - who became Lorraine Hunt Lieberson after her marriage to the American composer Peter Lieberson in 1999 - was born on March 1st 1954, in San Francisco. Her father was a music teacher and a conductor, her mother a contralto and a voice teacher. She played viola professionally until she was 26, when she found that her voice could be a better and richer way to express her musicality and secure her professional future. Lorraine would have a professional singing career of only 2 decades (1984-2006), interrupted twice by illness. She died from cancer on July 3, 2006, aged 52.

For harmonia mundi, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson recorded operas, oratorios and Handel arias, conducted notably by Nicholas McGegan. For Erato, she added the rôles of Rameau’s Phèdre and Charpentier’s Medea, under William Christie. Since her death, other taped live performances have been added to her discography, including two Wigmore Hall Live recitals and Peter Lieberson’s Rilke and Neruda Songs.

In 2009 harmonia mundi issued a recital given at the Ravinia Festival in August 2004 with pianist Peter Serkin. More recently, new label Philharmonia Baroque has issued Lorraine’s live performances of Les Nuits d’Eté and Handel Arias.

A formidable musician, a natural-born actress, she was at her best in roles of sacrificed victims, which didn’t prevent her from displaying a dark sense of humour. After having sung during the same evening Stravinsky’s Jocasta and Britten’s Phaedra, she once said: ‘Two suicides in one night! That’s right up my alley’.

“For those who loved Lorraine and her singing, and for those who have not yet heard her, my gratitude to harmonia mundi.” PETER LIEBERSON (b.1946, d.2011)

“Handel's popular "Angels, ever bright and fair" from Theodora and "Scherza infida" from Ariodante remind us of her musical intelligence and vitality...The final tracks on each disc, Dido's Lament and "Bist du bei mir" from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach, are almost unbearably moving in their characteristic simplicity and intensity. She is much missed.” The Observer, 24th July 2011

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Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude

Andreas Scholl: Purcell - O Solitude


Purcell:

If music be the food of love, Z379

Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, Z335

with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Strike the Viol (from Come Ye Sons of Art, Z323)

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Chacony, Z628

What power art thou? (from King Arthur, Z628)

Chacony in G minor - for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730

One charming night (from The Fairy Queen, Z629)

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

[Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country. (1695), Z585 original version]

An Evening Hymn 'Now that the sun hath veiled his light', Z193

Pavan for Three Violins and Bass in G minor - Z752

O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z406

O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z504

with Christophe Dumaux (countertenor)

Music for a while, Z583

Here the deities approve, Z339

original version

The Gordion Knot Untied - incidental music, Z597

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Accademia Bizantina, Stefano Montanari

The greatest countertenor of today, Andreas Scholl returns to the Decca label with a recording of vocal jewels by the great baroque composer, Henry Purcell. This is Andreas Scholl's first ever recording of the music of Purcell and his uniquely beautiful voice is perfectly suited to the English composer's plangent melodies. The album includes pieces written for the stage, the church and the private chamber, some of which Andreas Scholl has sung in recital for many years, and some he sings for the first time.

Andreas Scholl's long-standing collaborators, ‘Accademia Bizantina’ bring out the Italian influence in Purcell's instrumental writing, and contribute orchestral items to the programme. 'O Solitude' is Andreas Scholl's first Decca album since the chart-topping ‘Handel: Arias For Senesino' in 2006.

The album includes the well known lament 'When I Am Laid In Earth' - recently voted the UK's No.1 favourite aria in a BBC Radio 3 poll - written for the character of Dido in Purcell's opera, Dido and Aeneas.

Andreas Scholl is joined for two duets by French countertenor Christophe Dumaux.

“Ethereal yet visceral, Scholl's voice is the dream vehicle for Purcell...Stefano Montanari coaxes thrilling playing from Accademia Bizantina, who dance and swagger, throb and pulsate with true Latin passion. Their continuo realisations - here delicate and intimate, there audaciously jazzy - are an unceasing delight.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2011 *****

“that famously otherworldly tone [is] often breathtakingly in evidence...His decision to tackle Dido's lament has generated controversy: in fact, his performance is extraordinarily haunting...O Dive Custos is arguably the disc's high point. The Academia Bizantina, meanwhile, are on fine form for Stefano Montanari” The Guardian, 13th January 2011 ****

“Scholl understands the importance of words and remains the countertenor of choice: it’s not so much the intelligence and grace that make his artistry so instantly recognisable, as the hypnotically soothing quality of his voice...Among the many joys of this exceptional recital are the accompaniments by Accademia Bizantina.” Financial Times, 21st January 2011 *****

“Few counter-tenors maintain the width of repertoire or vocal acumen of this artist...his Cold Song from “King Arthur” [is] a shivering, juddering triumph, and the entire package pleases.” The Times, 22nd January 2011 ****

“his way with words has strengthened...the two countertenors combine marvellously in O dive custos” Gramophone Magazine, March 2011

“There's no doubt about the theatrical intent driving Scholl's interpretations and the flamboyant work of Italian period instrument band, Accademia Bizantina. The latter's lively continuo group and multi-hued sounds certainly catch the full flavour...few singers...can match him for style and intelligent musicianship in this repertoire.” Classic FM Magazine, March 2011 ****

“[The disc] contains much in the way of sympathetic vocal and instrumental colouring, not to mention some very fine singing and playing, full-stop...Stefano Montanari's stylish violin-playing [in Fairest Isle], as elsewhere, is a treat in itself...Scholl [brings] an animated, urgent quality to his performance, the tone rich and resonant, the diction razor-sharp.” International Record Review, April 2011

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012

Vocal Award Winner

Decca - 4782262

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Favourite Baroque Arias

Favourite Baroque Arias


Bach, J S:

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Cantata BWV208

Handel:

Ode for St Cecilia's Day: The trumpet's loud clangor

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)

Joshua: Heroes, when with glory burning

Jephtha: Waft her, angels, through the skies

Alexander's Feast: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries

Samson: How willing my paternal love

Samson: Let the bright seraphim

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Sol da te, mio dolce amore (from Orlando furioso)

Weldon:

Arise ye subterranean winds


John-Mark Ainsley, Gillian Fisher, Michael George & James Bowman

King’s Consort, Robert King

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The Organs of Southwell Minster and Chester Cathedral

The Organs of Southwell Minster and Chester Cathedral


Alcock, W G:

Introduction & Passacaglia

Harris, W:

A Fancy

Hovland:

Toccata 'Now Thank We All Our God'

Ireland:

Elegy in D flat

Jackson, F:

Impromptu, Op. 5

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Roger-Ducasse:

Pastorale in F

Swayne:

Riff-Raff for organ, Op. 34

Vierne, L:

Pièces de fantaisie, 3rd suite, Op. 54: No. 6, Carillon de Westminster


Philip Rushforth (organ)

OxRecs - OXCD103

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Apparition

Apparition

Music by George Crumb & Henry Purcell


Crumb, G:

Three Early Songs

Apparition

Purcell:

Music for a while, Z583

If music be the food of love, Z379

Ah! how sweet it is to love (from Tyrannic Love or The Royal Martyr, Z613)

Thrice happy lovers (An Epithalamium)

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

From Rosy Bow'rs (from Don Quixote)

Not all my torments can your pity move, Z400

Crown the altar (from Celebrate this Festival - Birthday Ode for Queen Mary, Z321)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)


Christine Schäfer (soprano) & Eric Schneider (piano/amplified piano)

“The first part of the disc intersperses Crumb's moderately Coplandesque Three Early Songs (1947) with Purcell favourites like "Sweeter than Roses" and "Music for a While". The sovereign authority of Schäfer's voice and the intensity of her presence makes for a seamless narrative, and the clarity of her diction and innate dramatic sensibility revitalise the Purcell works.” Gramophone Magazine, March 2008

“Given Christine Schäfer's wide-ranging repertoire, this mixing of 17th-century English and 20th-century American songs is no surprise. Her exemplary clarity of tone and diction, and her emotional commitment to both composers, make for a powerful recital.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****

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Elin Manahan-Thomas - Eternal Light

Elin Manahan-Thomas - Eternal Light


Arne:

Where the Bee Sucks

Bach, J S:

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben

Dowland:

Flow my teares (Lacrimæ)

Weepe you no more, sad fountaines

Handel:

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HWV74 'Eternal source of light divine'

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Semele: Where'er you walk

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

Hildegard:

Vision (O Euchari in Leta Via)

Monteverdi:

Pur ti miro (I gaze upon you) from L'Incoronazione di Poppea

Pergolesi:

Et Jesum

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Vivaldi:

Nulla in mundo pax sincera, motet for soprano, strings & continuo, RV 630

Dell'aura al sussurrar (from Dorilla in Tempe)


“…what really marks Thomas out is the humanity and intimacy of her very personal interpretations of such familiar pieces as Handel's 'Ombra Maio Fu' (which also features lovely trumpet playing by David Blackadder) and Dowland's 'Flow My Tears'. The final track Monteverdi's 'Pur Ti Miro', is an exemplary duet with countertenor Robin Blaze.” BBC Music Magazine, Proms 2007 ****

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Dame Janet Baker - Grandi Voci

Dame Janet Baker - Grandi Voci


Bach, J S:

Vergnugte Ruh', beliebte Seelenlust (Contented rest,beloved inner joy) from Cantata No. 170

Cavalli:

Ardo, Sospiro E Piango (La Calisto)

Chausson:

Chanson perpétuelle, Op. 37

Delage:

Quatre Poèmes hindous

Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

But Death, Alas! (Dido And Aeneas)

With Drooping Wings (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rameau:

Cruelle mère des amours (from Hippolyte et Aricie)

Ravel:

Trois poemes de Stephane Mallarmé

Trois chansons madécasses


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Treasures of Baroque Opera

Treasures of Baroque Opera


Arne:

Rise, Glory, Rise (Rosamond)

The Soldier Tir'd of War's Alarms (Artaxerxes)

Cavalli:

Ardo, Sospiro E Piango (La Calisto)

Handel:

Rinaldo: March & Battle

Care selve (from Atalanta)

Tornami a vagheggiar (from Alcina)

Monteverdi:

Toccata (L'Orfeo)

Prologo: Ritornello...Dal mio Permesso amato (L'Orfeo)

Pergolesi:

Stizzoso, mio stizzoso (from La Serva Padrona)

Piccinni:

Furia Di Donna (La Buona Figliuola)

Purcell:

But Death, Alas! (Dido And Aeneas)

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

With Drooping Wings (from Dido and Aeneas)

Rameau:

Ah! Qu'on Daigne Du Moins...Puisque Pluton Est Inflexible (Hippolyte Et Aricie)

Le Temple de la Gloire: Overture

Soleil, On A Detruit Tes Superbes Asiles (Les Indes Galantes)


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The World of Henry Purcell

The World of Henry Purcell


Purcell:

When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas)

Trumpet Tune

From silent shades ('Bess of Bedlam') Z370

Fairest Isle (from King Arthur)

Music for a while, Z583

Rondeau from Abdelazer

Sound the trumpet, beat the drum, Z335

The Tempest: Arise ye subterranean winds

Symphony while the Swans come forward (from The Fairy Queen)

What power art thou? (from King Arthur, Z628)

Trumpet Tune

I was glad when they said unto me, Z19

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, 1695: March

Thou knowest, Lord

Canzona

Sweeter than Roses (from Pausanius, the Betrayer of his Country, Z585)

Chacony in G minor - for Two Violins, Viola and Bass Z730


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