Purcell: Dido and Aeneas; Ode on St Cecilia’s Day

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COMPOSERS: Purcell
LABELS: Archiv
ALBUM TITLE: Purcell
WORKS: Dido and Aeneas; Ode on St Cecilia’s Day
PERFORMER: Tatiana Troyanos, Sheila Armstrong; various orchestras/Charles Mackerras
CATALOGUE NO: 477 5350
A superb performance of Ode to St Cecilia’s Day, but Dido is not a success, with Troyanos heavy and lustreless as Dido, and some lumpy orchestral playing; only Sheila Armstrong as Belinda really commands attention. Michael Tanner

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