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Music for a while

The Dutch classical radio show 'De Klassieken' was invited by countertenor Andreas Scholl and his fiancé pianist Tamar Halperin at their home in Germany. They performed 'Music for a while' by Henry Purcell.

Music for a While is a song for voice and basso continuo by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell. It is the second of four movements from his incidental music (Z 583) to Oedipus, a version of Sophocles' play by John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee, published in 1679. The song was composed for a revival of the work in 1692.


Music for a while
Shall all your cares beguile.
Wond'ring how your pains were eas'd
And disdaining to be pleas'd
Till Alecto free the dead
From their eternal bands,
Till the snakes drop from her head,
And the whip from out her hands.

When Orpheus Sang

Henry Purcell | "When Orpheus Sang" Lucile Richardot, mezzo-soprano et l'Ensemble Correspondances, direction : Sébastien Daucé. Extrait de la soirée 60 ans « Harmonia Mundi » enregistrée le 29 mai 2018 à 20h au studio 105 de la Maison de la radio.

Dido and Aeneas

L'Arpeggiata e Voces8 dirigidos por Christina Pluhar

Mariana Flores [soprano]
Céline Scheen [soprano]
Marc Mauillon [barítono]

Andrea Haines [soprano]
Emily Dickens [soprano]
Barnaby Smith [contratenor]
Christ Wardle [contratenor]
Oliver Vincent [tenor]
Samuel Dressel [tenor]
Paul Smith [barítono]
Dingle Yandell [baixo]

Gravado em 5 de Setembro de 2015 noTivoliVredenburg Utrecht como parte do Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht