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PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas (Flagstad, Schwarzkopf, Hemsley) (1952)

    
      

 

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PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas (Flagstad, Schwarzkopf, Hemsley) (1952)

When this recording of Dido and Aeneas first appeared in January 1953 The Gramophone commented: “At last we have a really satisfactory recording of Dido”.The reviewer found “Madame Flagstad in splendid voice and her tone is most perfectly controlled”. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf was deemed “a vivacious Belinda”, Arda Mandikian’s Sorceress “sufficiently spiteful” and Thomas Hemsley “a dignified and slightly diffident Aeneas, but I imagine Dido gave him a strong inferiority complex”. Geraint Jones, who enjoyed a highly successful career as an organist, harpsichordist, conductor and recording producer, was praised for his “musicianly playing and a lack of that lumpy rhythm that is fatal in Purcell’s music”.


Purcell, Henry
Tate, Nahum, lyricist(s)

  Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626
1.   Play with flash player Overture 00:03:09
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus) 00:01:10
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido) 00:03:26
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Grief increases by concealing (Belinda, Dido, Chorus) 00:00:57
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring (Dido, Belinda) 00:02:12
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, 2nd Woman and Chorus) 00:01:40
7.   Play with flash player Act I: See, your Royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido) 00:01:17
8.   Play with flash player Act I: Cupid only throws the dart (Chorus) 00:00:35
9.   Play with flash player Act I: If not for mine, for Empire's sake (Aeneas) 00:00:24
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda) 00:00:49
11.   Play with flash player Act I: To the hills and the vales (Chorus) 00:01:15
12.   Play with flash player Act I: The Triumphing Dance 00:01:18
13.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Prelude for the Witches 00:01:28
14.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Wayward sisters (Sorceress, 1st Witch) 00:01:35
15.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Harm's our delight (Chorus) 00:00:19
16.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress, Chorus) 00:00:48
17.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Ruin'd ere the set of sun (1st and 2nd Witches, Sorceress, Chorus) 00:01:30
18.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: But, ere we this perform (1st and 2nd Witches) 00:01:15
19.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus) 00:01:16
20.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 1: Echo Dance of Furies 00:01:01
21.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Ritornelle 00:00:29
22.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus) 00:01:44
23.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Oft she visits this lone mountain (2nd Woman) 00:02:06
24.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Behold, upon my bended spear (Aeneas, Dido) 00:00:36
25.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Haste to town (Belinda, Chorus) 00:00:47
26.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas) 00:02:43
27.   Play with flash player Act II Scene 2: Then since our Charm's have sped (Chorus) 00:01:07
28.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Prelude - Come away, fellow sailors (Sailor, Chorus) 00:01:48
29.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: The Sailor's Dance 00:00:43
30.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: See, the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches) 00:00:56
31.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Our next motion (Sorceress) 00:00:41
32.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Destruction's our delight (Chorus) 00:00:35
33.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: The Witches' Dance 00:01:31
34.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas) 00:04:42
35.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus) 00:01:13
36.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me (Dido) 00:01:07
37.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: When I am laid in earth (Dido) 00:03:59
38.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: With drooping wings ye cupids come (Chorus) 00:04:30

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott
39.   Play with flash player St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott 00:08:47

Handel, George Frideric
Minato, Nicolò, lyricist(s)

  Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle… Ombra mai fu, "Largo"
40.   Play with flash player Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle… Ombra mai fu, "Largo" 00:04:34

Purcell, Henry
Tate, Nahum, lyricist(s)

  Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth
41.   Play with flash player Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth 00:05:02

Total Playing Time: 01:17:04




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