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Henry Purcell_Robert King_9780500016251_Thames & HudsonSKU: 9780500016251 Supplier: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardback | 240 pages
Dimensions: 180 x 260 x 30mm | 1,079.54g
Publication date: 01 Mar 1995
Of Purcell the man very little is known, and his personality has to be reconstructed through the age in which he lived, the circumstances of his professional life, the men and women who knew him, and above all through his music.
Robert King weaves a masterly narrative, bringing together politics (always in the forefront of Purcell's fortunes), religion, society and the theater, relating all this to the state of music at the time - instruments, techniques, foreign influences, and formal innovations.