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 Offer,Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Kirsten Flagstad, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eilidh McNab, Arda Mandikian, Sheila Rex, Anna Pollak, Thomas Hemsley & David Lloyd

The Mermaid Singers and Orchestra, Geraint Jones

[On the original release in January 1953] At last we have a really satisfactory recording of Dido.

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Contents

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Work length58:30
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  • Recorded: 15, 27-28 March 1952
  • Recording Venue: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London, UK

Overture

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Act I: Shake the cloud from off your brow (Belinda, Chorus)

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Act I: Ah! Belinda, I am press'd with torment (Dido)

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Act I: Grief increases by concealing (Belinda, Dido, Chorus)

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Act I: Whence could so much virtue spring? (Dido, Belinda)

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Act I: Fear no danger to ensue (Belinda, 2nd Woman and Chorus)

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Act I: See, your Royal guest appears (Belinda, Aeneas, Dido)

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Act I: Cupid only throws the dart (Chorus)

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Act I: If not for mine, for Empire's sake (Aeneas)

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Act I: Pursue thy conquest, Love (Belinda)

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Act I: To the hills and the vales (Chorus)

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Act I: The Triumphing Dance

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Act II Scene 1: Prelude for the Witches

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Act II Scene 1: Wayward sisters (Sorceress, 1st Witch)

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Act II Scene 1: Harm's our delight (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 1: The Queen of Carthage, whom we hate (Sorceress, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 1: Ruin'd ere the set of sun? (1st and 2nd Witches, Sorceress, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 1: But, ere we this perform (1st and 2nd Witches)

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Act II Scene 1: In our deep vaulted cell (Chorus)

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Act II Scene 1: Echo Dance of Furies

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Act II Scene 2: Ritornelle

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Act II Scene 2: Thanks to these lonesome vales (Belinda, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 2: Oft she visits this lone mountain (2nd Woman)

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Act II Scene 2: Behold, upon my bended spear (Aeneas, Dido)

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Act II Scene 2: Haste to town (Belinda, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 2: Stay, Prince! and hear great Jove's command (Spirit, Aeneas)

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Act II Scene 2: Then since our Charm's have sped (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 1: Prelude - Come away, fellow sailors (Sailor, Chorus)

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Act III Scene 1: The Sailor's Dance

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Act III Scene 1: See, the flags and streamers curling (Sorceress, 1st and 2nd Witches)

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Act III Scene 1: Our next motion (Sorceress)

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Act III Scene 1: Destruction's our delight (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 1: The Witches' Dance

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Act III Scene 2: Your counsel all is urg'd in vain (Dido, Belinda, Aeneas)

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Act III Scene 2: Great minds against themselves conspire (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 2: Thy hand, Belinda; darkness shades me (Dido)

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Act III Scene 2: When I am laid in earth (Dido)

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Act III Scene 2: With drooping wings ye cupids come (Chorus)

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 Excerpt, Bach, J S: St Matthew Passion, BWV244

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  • Recorded: 25 June 1950
  • Recording Venue: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London, UK

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part II: Aria: Erbarme dich, mein Gott

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Handel: Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

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  • Recorded: 3 July 1948
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 Excerpt, Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

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  • Recorded: 29 May 1948
  • Recording Venue: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London, UK

Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: Thy hand, Belinda … When I am laid in earth

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