Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - Musica ad Rhenum

Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - Musica ad Rhenum

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    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:Örzse Adam
    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
Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - Musica ad Rhenum - 37925 - Symphony & Chamber Music

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