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Dido and Aeneas, Purcell

Label
Dido and Aeneas
Title
Dido and Aeneas
Statement of responsibility
Purcell
Creator
Contributor
Conductor
Instrumentalist
Librettist
Performer
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Member of
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • historical information
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1659-1695
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell, Henry
Credits note
Producer: Ray Minchull
Date time place
Recorded Oct. 1961 at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London
Form of composition
operas
Format of music
not applicable
Language note
Sung in English
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Janet Baker (Dido) ; Raimund Herincx (Aeneas) ; Patricia Clark (Belinda) ; Eileen Poulter (Second woman) ; Monica Sinclair (Sorceress) ; Rhianon James (First Witch) ; Catherine Wilson (Second Witch) ; Dorothy Dorow (Spirit) ; John Mitchinson (First Sailor) ; supporting soloists ; St. Anthony Singers ; English Chamber Orchestra ; Thurston Dart, harpsichord continuo ; Anthony Lewis, conductor
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1652-1715,
  • 1933-
  • 1925-2002,
  • 1936-
  • 1921-1971,
  • 1915-1983,
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tate, Nahum
  • Baker, Janet
  • Herincx, Raimund,
  • Clark, Patricia,
  • Poulter, Eileen,
  • Sinclair, Monica
  • James, Rhianon,
  • Wilson, Catherine
  • Dorow, Dorothy,
  • Mitchinson, John,
  • Dart, Thurston
  • Lewis, Anthony
  • St. Anthony Singers,
  • English Chamber Orchestra,
Series statement
Legendary performances, Decca Legends 1961
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aeneas
  • Aeneas
  • Dido
  • Dido (Legendary character)
  • Operas
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Dido and Aeneas, Purcell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Opera in 3 acts
  • Libretto by Nahum Tate
  • Originally released 1962 as Decca SOL 60047
  • Compact disc
  • Program notes by Thurston Dart and Alan Blyth and libretto (18 p. : ports.) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44788354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (53 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
028946638729
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
  • 289 466 387-2
  • SOL 60047
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)44788354
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Dido and Aeneas, Purcell
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Opera in 3 acts
  • Libretto by Nahum Tate
  • Originally released 1962 as Decca SOL 60047
  • Compact disc
  • Program notes by Thurston Dart and Alan Blyth and libretto (18 p. : ports.) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44788354
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (53 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
028946638729
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
  • 289 466 387-2
  • SOL 60047
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)44788354
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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