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    DescriptionPurcell's Dido and Aeneas stands as the greatest operatic achievement of seventeenth-century England. Ellen Harris's comprehensive study examines the work in its historical and cultural context, with detailed coverage of contemporary performance practice and of the work's performance history and critical reception. The author examines the various surviving sources - all of which postdate the first performance by at least 80 years - and discusses their inconsistencies with Nahum Tate's original libretto. A useful reference section includes a critical discography and appendices charting a historical survey of national premieres and of editions.

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    Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ellen T. Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    ISBN 13: 9780193152526
    ISBN 10: 0193152525

    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVGC9
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    BIC subject category V2: DS
    LC classification: HD
    B&T General Subject: 180
    DC20: 780.92
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    DC22: 782.1
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Abridged Dewey: 338
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25700
    BISAC V2.8: PER011020, BUS068000, MUS028000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    LC classification: ML410.P93
    Thema V1.0: DS, AVLF
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    12 halftones, music examples
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    18 January 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    'A fascinating study of the reception of the opera from the late eighteenth century to the post-war Purcell revival.' Curtis Price, Early Music History 'a breath of fresh air...Harris has made a significant contribution to the history of performance practice' Times Literary Supplement 'concentrated, full of interest' Opera 'Here is an exemplary manual for the performer that is as rewarding for the general listener, and one no less illuminating for either.' Music and Musicians 'a useful summary of current thinking about Dido and Aeneas.' Margaret Laurie, Music and Letters