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Friday, October 28, 2011

Henry Purcell - The Fairy Queen

Britain's version of Bach and probably their most well known and highly thought of composers. The Fairy Queen is a masque, or semi-opera with words from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's such a great piece of music, with complex contrapuntal ideas and, as with practically everything Baroque, features the goddamned fugue.

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