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2005Композитор:Генри ПерселлДирижер:Jed WentzГруппа: Musica ad Rhenum
Now out on SACD.
This recent recording of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas was earlier released as an ordinary stereo CD. It is an exciting interpretation of Dido recorded shortly after Musica ad Rhenum had given a very well-received performance of it during for the highly critical audience of the Utrecht Early Music Festival.
All orchestra parts are played by single (period) instruments clearly exposing the structure of the music. The leader of the ensemble, Baroque specialist Jed Wentz, has made a new reconstruction of this opera, adding some “new” pieces by Purcell. These are mainly dances mentioned in the libretto but missing in the manuscripts.
The booklet contains the complete libretto.
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Dido and Aeneas
Dido - Nicola Wemyss
Aeneas - Matthew Baker
Belinda - Francine van der Heijden
Second Woman - Penni Clarke
Sorceress - Helene Rasker
First Enchantress - Maaike Poorthuis
Second Enchantress - Yong-Hee Kim
Spirit - Rowena Simpson
Sailor - Richard Zook
Musica ad Rhenum:
violins: Franc Polman, Alida Schat
viola da gamba: Cassandra L. Luckhardt
harpsichord: Menno van Delft
baroque guitar: David van Ooijen
Musica ad Rhenum Choir
Musica ad Rhenum
Jed Wentz, conductor
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Recording: 13/14 September 2004, Church Maria Minor, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Producer & engineer: Peter Arts, Arts Music Recording Rotterdam.
Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht
Muziek Centrum Vredenburg Utrecht- ThuisKopieFonds