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Dido & Aeneas

 

Ellen T. Harris: Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

  1. Background to the music
    bulletIntroduction to part 1
    bulletFirst performance: place, date and artistic climate
    bulletText: synopsis and history
    bulletText: Literary style
  2. The Music
    bulletIntroduction to part 2
    bulletThe Tenbury manuscript: Discrepancies between it and the printed text.
    bulletThe Tenbury manuscript: Omissions
    bulletPrologue
    bulletChoruses and dances
    bulletMusical and dramatic structure
    bulletMusic declamation
    bulletGround bass techniques
  3. Performance history
    bulletIntroduction to part 3
    bulletThe late Eighteenth-century performances
    bulletLate Eighteenth-century sources
    bulletMusical adaption
    bulletThe nineteenth-century revival
    bulletTwentieth-century performance trends
    bulletReorchestrations
    bulletAuthenticity
  4. Appendix: A short, annotated performance history of Dido and Aeneas
    bulletNational premieres
    bulletEditions
    bulletRecordings
    bulletBibliography
    bulletReferences to individual movements
    bulletIndex

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Clarendon paperbacks, published 1989.  ISBN 0-19-315252-5. Total pages: 184.


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