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Composer: Purcell, Daniel (1664-1717)

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Year of birth1664
Year of death1717
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodBaroque
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The Also-Ran Who Outran Fate: Daniel Purcell's Judgement of Paris

Ashley Riches © Debbie Scanlon & Ben Cole
For sheer dramatic potential, let alone the beauty of its music, Daniel Purcell’s The Judgement of Paris is a rare find. In this celebratory performance at St John’s Smith Square, this long-lost opera sparkles at us across the silent centuries. 
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