"Unscarr'd by turning times"?: the dating of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas


Pinnock, Andrew and Wood, Bruce (1992) "Unscarr'd by turning times"?: the dating of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Early Music, 20, (3), 373-390. (doi:10.1093/earlyj/XX.3.373).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/earlyj/XX.3.373

Description/Abstract

Dido and Aeneas was first performed in 1689 by the
young lady pupils at Josias Priest's Chelsea boardingschool.
It was offered as a loyal tribute to William and
Mary on their coronation day, 21 April, or on Mary's
birthday, 30 April Priest had commissioned it specially;
the librettist and composer took care not to over-stretch
the modest resources of the school. These points, long
established by scholars, serve to support the impressive
edifice of modern commentary on Dido and Aeneas. Yet
a careful survey suggests that the building is founded on
sand

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1741-7260 (print)
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Keywords: purcell; dido; aeneas; dating
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 67266
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
Contact Email Address: a.j.pinnock@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67266

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