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Dido and Aeneas

Author: Henry PurcellNahum TateJessye NormanThomas AllenMarie McLaughlinAll authors
Publisher: [Baarn, the Netherlands] : Philips, 1986.
Series: Digital classics.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Operas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Purcell; Nahum Tate; Jessye Norman; Thomas Allen; Marie McLaughlin; Patricia Kern; Della Jones; Elizabeth Gale; Patrick Power; Derek Lee Ragin; Raymond Leppard; Virgil.; English Chamber Orchestra.
OCLC Number: 14627957
Notes: Opera in 3 acts; libretto by Nahum Tate, based on Virgil's Aeneid.
Compact disc, digital recording.
Duration: 58:23.
Issued also as analog disc (416 299-1)--and cassette (416 299-4).
Insert in container (44 p.)--includes program notes by Clifford Bartlett in English with German and Italian translations, and by Claude Hermann in French; and libretto with French, German, and Italian translations (44 p.) inserted in container.
Cast: Jessye Norman (Dido), Thomas Allen (Aeneas), Marie McLaughlin (Belinda), Patricia Kern (Sorceress), Helen Walker (1st witch), Della jones (2nd witch), Elizabeth Gale (2nd woman), Patrick Power (1st sailor), Derek Ragin (spirit) ; with chorus and continuo (Charles Tunnell, violoncello, Adrian Beers, double-bass, and Raymond Leppard & Robert Aldwinkle, harpsichords) ; English Chamber Orchestra ; Raymond Leppard, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in London, June 1985.
Description: 1 sound disc (58 min., 10 sec.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: "Dido and Aeneas." Overture --
Act I = Erster Akt = Acte I. "Shake the cloud from off your brow" ; "Ah! Belinda, I am prest" ; "Whence could so much virtue spring?" ; "Fear no danger" ; "See, your Royal Guest appears" ; "If not for mine" ; "To the hills and the vales" ; The triumphing dance --
Act II = Zweiter Akt = Acte II. Prelude for the Witches ; "Wayward sisters" ; "But ere we this perform" ; "In our deep vaulted cell" ; Echo dance of the Furies ; Ritornelle : "Thanks to these lonesome vales" ; "Oft she visits" ; "Behold, upon my bending spear" ; "Stay, Prince" ; "Jove's commands shall be obey'd" --
Act III = Dritter Akt = Acte III. Prelude : "Come away, fellow sailors" ; The sailors' dance ; "See the flags" ; "Destruction's our delight" ; The Witches' dance --
"Your counsel all is urged in vain" ; "But death, alas!" ; "Thy hand, Belinda" ; "When I am laid in earth" ; "With drooping wings."
Series Title: Digital classics.
Responsibility: Henry Purcell ; [libretto, Nahum Tate].

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