Conducted by Christina Pluhar, L’Arpeggiata performs Henry Purcell’s opera in a prologue and three acts, “Dido and Aeneas (Z. 626)”. With a libretto by the Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist Nahum Tate (1652 – 30 July 1715), the opera recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her.
Recorded on 5 September 2015 in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht during Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the annual music festival that showcases and celebrates early European art music. Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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A beautiful concert; “Hommage à Henry Purcell” by Ensemble La Fenice, a period wind band based in the town of Auxerre in the Burgundy region of France. Conductor: Jean Tubéry.
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Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in B minor, BWV 232”, a musical setting of the complete Ordinary of the Latin Mass. Le Concert des Nations & La Capella Reial de Catalunya; conducted by Jordi Savall.
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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, it is originally scored for soprano and alto soloists, here it is sung by the Belgian classical soprano Céline Scheen and the French countertenor Damien Guillon. Le Banquet Celeste ensemble, conductor: Damien Guillon. Directed by François Goetghebeur and Broadcasted by Mezzo, 2009.
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