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Purcell: Dido & Aeneas

Notes & Reviews:

Reissued To Mark Sir Colin Davis' 80th Birthday, This Sublime Philips Recording Of Dido And Aeneas Makes A Welcome Return To The Catalogue. The Honeyed Sound Of Its Protagonists - Josephine Veasey (whom Sir Colin Also Chose As The Dido For His Recording Of Berlioz's Les Troyens) And John Shirley-quirk - Is Offset By A Chaste-sounding Helen Donath And A Superbly Characterised Sorceress From Bainbridge. Artists: Jospehine Veasey - Dido, John Shirley-quirk - Aeneas, Helen Donath - Belinda, Elizabeth Bainbridge - Sorceress, Delia Wallis - Lady & First Witch, Gillian Knight - Second Witch, Sir Thomas Allen - Sailor, John Alldis Choir, Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields, Kenneth Heath - Cello, Robin Mcgee - Double-bass, John Constable - Harpsichord, Organ Continuo, Neville Marriner - Leader, Sir Colin Davis

Penguin Guide
Fresh and enjoyable.


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