Colin Davis conducts Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas
ALBUM TITLE: Purcell
WORKS: Dido & Aeneas
PERFORMER: Veasey, Donath, Wallis, Bainbridge, Knight, Allen, Shirley-Quirk, Patterson; John Alldis Choir; ASMF/Colin Davis
CATALOGUE NO: PTC 5186 230 (1973) (hybrid CD/SACD)
Davis’s Dido was one of the livelier mainstream recordings, springily played and sung, although Veasey’s portrayal of Purcell’s Carthaginian queen lacks the fire of her Berlioz one.