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Prima Voce - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Z 626; Wagner / Jones, Flagstad, Schwarzkopf, et al

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'Dido & Aeneas' is an opera by English Baroque composer Henry Purcell, from a libretto by Nahum Tate. It is based on a story from the fourth book of Virgil's 'Aeneid', of the legendary Queen of Carthage Dido and the Trojan refugee Aeneas. When Aeneas and his crew are shipwrecked in Carthage, he and the queen fall in love. However, Aeneas must soon leave to found Rome. Dido cannot live without him and awaits death.


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>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
  • Performers: Arda Mandikian (Mezzo Soprano); David Lloyd (Tenor); Thomas Hemsley (Baritone); Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Voice); Raymond Clark (Cello); Kirsten Flagstad (Voice); Anna Pollak (Mezzo Soprano); Sheila Rex (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Geraint Jones
  • Ensemble: Mermaid Singers
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, England (03/15/1952/03/27/1952)
  • Running Time: 49 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung :: Act 3. Scene 3. Brunnhilde's Immolation.
  • Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Voice)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler
  • Running Time: 19 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874