Category Archives: Baroque

Week 6: Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is your perfect starter opera. It is in English, it’s not very long, and it is drop-dead gorgeous. What more could you want? Composed for performance at a girls’ school at the end of the … Continue reading

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Week 4: J. S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

The Well-Tempered Clavier is one of those landmark works of art that every educated person should know about, up there with King Lear or Monet’s Water Lilies. Each book contains a pairing of Prelude and Fugue in every possible key, … Continue reading

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