Edited by Curtis Price
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Purcell Studies by Curtis Price
Book DescriptionThe tercentenary of Henry Purcell's death fell in 1995, and this 1995 volume of specially commissioned essays was collected to celebrate Purcell's music in his tercentenary year. The essays are representative of the best research and deal mainly with the autograph manuscripts, Purcell's compositional technique, the relationship between Purcell and his teacher John Blow, a reassessment of Purcell court odes, performance practice and wordsetting, and eighteenth-century reception history, particularly regarding King Arthur. The volume is well illustrated with music examples and photographs of important manuscripts. It also analyses Purcell's compositional techniques through detailed study of his manuscripts and reports on the discovery of two important autograph manuscripts. The book opens with an assessment of Purcell's illusive personality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521032735
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Curtis Price
Purcell Studies, Hardback (September 1995)
Essays commemorating the 1995 tercentenary of Purcell's death, representing the best research.
Dido and Aeneas, Paperback (January 1987)» View all books by Curtis Price
An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.
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