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Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Author: Ellen T Harris
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This detailed study examines the operatic work's historical position in the Restoration theatre, and shows that, far from being an operatic anomaly, it was deeply rooted in 17th century English  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Dido and Aenaes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Ellen T.
Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)652352722
Named Person: Henry Purcell; Aeneas, (Legendary character); Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry (1659-1695) Purcell; Henry Purcell; Henry Purcell; Aeneas, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen T Harris
ISBN: 0193152533 9780193152533 0193152525 9780193152526
OCLC Number: 15318003
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 184 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: Background to the Music --
First Performance: Place, Date, and Artistic Climate --
Text: Synopsis and History --
Text: Literary Style --
The Music --
The Tenbury Manuscript: Discrepancies between it and the Printed Texts --
The Tenbury Manuscript: Omissions --
Choruses and Dances --
Musical and Dramatic Structure --
Musical Declamation --
Ground Bass Techniques --
Performance History --
The Late Eighteenth-century Performances --
Late Eighteenth-century Sources --
Musical Adaptation --
The Nineteenth-century Revival --
Twentieth-century Performance Trends --
Reorchestrations --
Authenticity --
Appendix: A Short, Annotated Performance History of Dido and Aeneas --
National Premieres --
Editions --
Recordings --
References to Individual Movements.
Responsibility: by Ellen T. Harris.
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`a useful summary of current thinking about Dido and Aeneas.' Margaret Laurie, Music and Letters `Here is an exemplary manual for the performer that is as rewarding for the general listener, and one Read more...

 
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