"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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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
|Keywords:||purcell; dido; aeneas; dating|
|Subjects:||M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
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|Date Deposited:||17 Aug 2009|
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