Dido's Lament is the famous aria from the opera Dido and Aeneas, cosidered to be 'the essential part of the opera'.
You don't hear much about english baroque composers, but Henry Purcell sure got his place in concert halls and among baroque music fans - and he definetely deserves it!
In case you want to read more about the composer:
If you want toread more about Dido and Aeanes:
About the recording:
Performered by the soprano Barbara Bonney.
The Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Christopher Hogwood;
The painting is called the 9th wave, by the realist russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky.