"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

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1093/earlyj/XX.3.373
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
ePrint ID: 67266
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Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:27
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/67266

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