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Henry Purcell"s Dido and Aeneas

by Ellen T. Harris

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford, Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Carthage (Extinct city)
    • Subjects:
    • Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695,
    • Aeneas (Legendary character),
    • Dido (Legendary character),
    • Carthage (Extinct city) -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Ellen T. Harris.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsML410.P93 H3 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 184 p., [12] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages184
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2377246M
      ISBN 100193152533
      LC Control Number87005621


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Henry Purcell"s Dido and Aeneas by Ellen T. Harris Download PDF EPUB FB2

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas stands as the greatest operatic achievement of seventeenth-century England, and yet, despite its global renown, it remains cloaked in mystery. The date and place of its first performance cannot be fixed with precision, and the absolute accuracy of the surviving scores, which date from almost years after the work was written, cannot be by: Henry Purcell's Dido And Aeneas Hardcover – Febru by Ellen T.

Harris (Author)Reviews: 3. Baroque composer Henry Purcell served, at various times in his life, as organ tuner, "composer-in-ordinary," organist, and composer to the royal family.

He is probably best known for his stage music, including The Fairy Queen () and the opera, Dido and Aeneas ()/5.

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas stands as the greatest operatic achievement of seventeenth-century England, and yet, despite its global renown, it remains cloaked in mystery. The date and place of its first performance cannot be fixed with precision, and the absolute accuracy of the surviving scores, which date from almost years after the work was written, cannot be assumed/5(3).

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Second Edition. Ellen T. Harris. Offers a detailed examination and evaluation of the conflicting theories from the past thirty years on the opera's origin and date (known as the "dating controversy").

Dido and Aeneas was an opera composed by the English Baroque composer Henry Purcell. It had its first documented performance inat Josias Priest’s girls’ school in London. It had its first documented performance inat Josias Priest’s girls’ school in London.

Composer Henry Purcell ()'s first opera and one of the earliest English operas, Dido and Aeneas was written around and premiered shortly after at the Josias Priest Girls School in London.

The opera is based on the story of Dido and Aeneas from Book IV of Virgil's Latin Epic Poem.