Purcell - Overture, Dido & Aeneas


With their long association with  Phillipe Herreweghe, The Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra have become one of Europe’s finest, noted particularly for their clarity of style.

In this recording, aspects of the performance style of the Baroque are fused with the modern, full-blooded string sound of a symphony orchestra.

Benjamin performed this Overture with a host of other Purcell (including arias with wonderful soprano Elin Manahan Thomas) at the Edinburgh International Festival 2009 in The Return of Ulysses (chor. Christian Spuck) with The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and The Royal Ballet of Flanders - press referred to the musical performances as “exquisite”.

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Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra/Benjamin Pope