Dido and Aeneazz

  1. 1) Overture

    5.18

  2. 2) Peace and I are strangers grown

    6.44

  3. 3) Fear no danger; Cupid has thrown the dart

    1.30

  4. 4) A splendid time together

    5.53

  5. 5) The triumphs of love

    3.00

  6. 6) Love dance

    6.22

  7. 7) The witches

    3.57

  8. 8) Ritornel

    5.48

  9. 9) The sailors

    5.07

  10. 10) Horizon

    4.50

  11. 11) Sailors & witches

    9.13

  12. 12) Triumphant witches

    5.13

  13. 13) Crazy witches

    6.42

  14. 14) Great minds against themselves conspire

    0.54

  15. 15) Dido's lament

    6.21

  16. 16) With drooping wings

    4.11

CD information

A MUSICAL STORY OF LOVE AND LOSS
Love is a rollercoaster, and so is this swinging new take on Virgil’s classical tragedy. Dido & Aeneazz is a recomposition of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by Raaf Hekkema, combined with newly-composed music by Eric Vloeimans. The album showcases the congenial collaboration between the versatile reed players of Calefax and renowned trumpet player Eric Vloeimans. Dido & Aeneazz invites the listener to join a musical journey that virtuously flows from the baroque original to jazz, calypso and klezmer, and back.

Acclaimed in the Netherlands and abroad, the members of Calefax arguably invented a completely new genre: the reed quintet. After their successful PENTATONE debut with Hidden Gems, these gentlemen add yet another treasure to their discography.