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

Composer(s)Bach, Johann SebastianHandel, George FridericPurcell, Henry
Artist(s)
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category OperaVocal
Catalogue 8.111264
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Opera Recordings
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 This album is not available in your country due to licensing restrictions or copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.


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

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PURCELL: Dido and Aeneas (Flagstad, Schwarzkopf, Hemsley) (1952) 1:17:04   
  Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626              
      Overture 3:09    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus) 1:10    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido) 3:26    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Grief increases by concealing (Belinda, Dido, Chorus) 0:57    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring? (Dido, Belinda) 2:12    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, 2nd Woman and Chorus) 1:40    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: See, your Royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido) 1:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Cupid only throws the dart (Chorus) 0:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: If not for mine, for Empire's sake (Aeneas) 0:24    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda) 0:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: To the hills and the vales (Chorus) 1:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I: The Triumphing Dance 1:18    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Prelude for the Witches 1:28    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Wayward sisters (Sorceress, 1st Witch) 1:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Harm's our delight (Chorus) 0:19    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress, Chorus) 0:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Ruin'd ere the set of sun? (1st and 2nd Witches, Sorceress, Chorus) 1:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: But, ere we this perform (1st and 2nd Witches) 1:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus) 1:16    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 1: Echo Dance of Furies 1:01    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Ritornelle 0:29    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus) 1:44    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Oft she visits this lone mountain (2nd Woman) 2:06    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Behold, upon my bended spear (Aeneas, Dido) 0:36    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Haste to town (Belinda, Chorus) 0:47    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas) 2:43    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 2: Then since our Charm's have sped (Chorus) 1:07    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 1: Prelude - Come away, fellow sailors (Sailor, Chorus) 1:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 1: The Sailor's Dance 0:43    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 1: See, the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches) 0:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 1: Our next motion (Sorceress) 0:41    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 1: Destruction's our delight (Chorus) 0:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 1: The Witches' Dance 1:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 2: Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas) 4:42    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 2: Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus) 1:13    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 2: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me (Dido) 1:07    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 2: When I am laid in earth (Dido) 3:59    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 2: With drooping wings ye cupids come (Chorus) 4:30    0.99   Add to cart  
  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott 8:47    1.59   Add to cart  
  Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Frondi tenere e belle… Ombra mai fu, "Largo" 4:34    0.99   Add to cart  
  Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth 5:02    0.99   Add to cart  
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