Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Dido & Aeneas / Josephine Veasey, soprano; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, John Alldis Choir, Colin Davis
1 Super Audio CD / PentaTone Classics / 2016-03-11Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
Performers: Constable, John [Keyboards]; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Heath, Kenneth [Cello]; McGee, Robin; Shirley-Quirk, John; Veasey, Josephine; Wallis, Delia
Conductors: Davis, Colin
Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields; John Alldis Choir
Dido and Aeneas is Henry Purcell's only opera, and was written in the later portion of the seventeenth century, when there was no opera tradition...continue...
Recording information: The Walthamstow Town Hall, London, United Kingdom (08/1970)....continue...
2 Super Audio CD / Chandos Records / 2003-04-22Works: Benjamin Britten: War Requiem, Op. 66; Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Ballad of Heroes, for high voice, chorus & orchestra, Op. 14
Performers: Elms, Roderick; Harper, Heather; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Langridge, Philip [Tenor Vocals]; Shirley-Quirk, John
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: London Symphony Chorus; London Symphony Orchestra; St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Drawing on a disciplined and dedicated response from his London Symphony forces, Hickox masterminds a stirring display (ideally balanced by the Couzens production team) that...continue...