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"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), pp. 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 sand

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Published date: 1992
Keywords: purcell, dido, aeneas, dating


Local EPrints ID: 67266
ISSN: 1741-7260
PURE UUID: 661c4bb6-203c-4140-8480-f556266c7f2c

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Date deposited: 17 Aug 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:20

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Author: Andrew Pinnock
Author: Bruce Wood

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