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(Dame) Janet Baker|Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Dame Janet Baker, Patricia Clark, Catherine Wilson, Monica Sinclair, Raimund Herincx, The St. Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Lewis

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This version of Purcell’s iconic opera recorded in 1961 by Decca’s star producer Ray Minshull is a true musical artefact. It seems to have come from the depths of time with its Pleyel harpsichord, heavy strings, slow tempo and slack gestures. Its main asset is its ability to display the immense Janet Baker as a tearful and particularly moving Dido. Anthony Lewis’ direction also provides us with a clearer idea of how baroque interpretations have evolved in the time between this distant period and today. These first efforts paved the way for Raymond Leppard’s exhilarating display in his interpretation of Cavalli’s Monteverdi at Glyndebourne. The door was then opened to a new generation of musicologist/musicians and organologists who would strive to rediscover interpretive styles through examining an era’s traits and playing methods on old or recreated instruments. This vast historically-informed interpretive movement has since proved its worth and invigorated a repertoire that goes much further than just the baroque period. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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(Dame) Janet Baker

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Dido and Aeneas / Act 1 (Henry Purcell)

1
Overture
Thurston Dart
00:02:17

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

2
"Shake the clouds from off your brow"
Patricia Clarke
00:01:02

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

3
"Ah! Belinda, I am prest"
(Dame) Janet Baker
00:04:40

Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

4
"Whence could so much virtue spring?"
(Dame) Janet Baker
00:02:00

Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

5
"Fear no danger"
Patricia Clarke
00:01:32

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eileen Poulter, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

6
"See, your Royal Guest appears"
Patricia Clarke
00:04:46

Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Raimund Herincx, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

Dido and Aeneas / Act 2 (Henry Purcell)

7
"Wayward sisters"
Monica Sinclair
00:03:10

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Monica Sinclair, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Catherine Wilson, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rhianon James, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

8
"Ruin'd ere the set of sun!"
Rhianon James
00:04:55

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Monica Sinclair, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Catherine Wilson, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rhianon James, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

9
Ritornelle - "Thanks to these lonesome vales"
Patricia Clarke
00:03:33

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

10
"Oft she visits"
Eileen Poulter
00:02:22

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Eileen Poulter, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

11
"Behold, upon my bending spear"
Raimund Herincx
00:01:21

Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Raimund Herincx, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

12
"Stay, Prince" - "Jove's commands shall be obey'd"
Dorothy Dorow
00:02:40

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Raimund Herincx, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dorothy Dorow, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 (Henry Purcell)

13
Prelude - "Come away, fellow sailors" - Sailors' dance
John Mitchinson
00:02:30

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - John Mitchinson, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

14
"See the flags"-"Destruction's our delight-The Witches'
Monica Sinclair
00:03:24

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Monica Sinclair, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Catherine Wilson, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Rhianon James, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

15
"Your counsel all is urged in vain"
(Dame) Janet Baker
00:03:26

Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Raimund Herincx, Baritone, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Patricia Clarke, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

16
"But Death alas!".."When I am laid in earth"
(Dame) Janet Baker
00:06:27

Dame Janet Baker, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

17
"With drooping wings"
Thurston Dart
00:02:42

English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Nahum Tate, Author - Henry Purcell, Composer - Anthony Lewis, Conductor, MainArtist - Thurston Dart, Contributor, Continuo, Work Editor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The St. Anthony Singers, Choir, MainArtist - Margaret Laurie, Contributor, Work Editor

℗ 1962 Decca Music Group Limited

Album Description

This version of Purcell’s iconic opera recorded in 1961 by Decca’s star producer Ray Minshull is a true musical artefact. It seems to have come from the depths of time with its Pleyel harpsichord, heavy strings, slow tempo and slack gestures. Its main asset is its ability to display the immense Janet Baker as a tearful and particularly moving Dido. Anthony Lewis’ direction also provides us with a clearer idea of how baroque interpretations have evolved in the time between this distant period and today. These first efforts paved the way for Raymond Leppard’s exhilarating display in his interpretation of Cavalli’s Monteverdi at Glyndebourne. The door was then opened to a new generation of musicologist/musicians and organologists who would strive to rediscover interpretive styles through examining an era’s traits and playing methods on old or recreated instruments. This vast historically-informed interpretive movement has since proved its worth and invigorated a repertoire that goes much further than just the baroque period. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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