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Pox on you for a fop

composer

 
One of a collection of vulgar but witty rounds written by the composer of the sublime Dido and Aeneas. A ‘fop’ in Purcell’s day was simply a rakehell who made a point of indulging himself to excess in the delights of the flesh. This graphic description of the effects of overeating provides an interesting comment on the seamier side of Purcell’s private life. Not for the squeamish!

from notes by Douglas Wootton 1981

Recordings

How the world wags – Social Music for a 17th-century Englishman
CDH55013

Details

Track-specific metadata for CDA66008 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-81-00809
Duration
1'56
Recording date
8 October 1980
Recording venue
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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