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Ellen T. Harris, MIT Professor of Music. Ph.D., The University of Chicago, is a musicologist working in the area of Baroque opera and specializing in the music of Handel and Purcell and in Baroque vocal performance practice. Her writings include two books for Oxford University Press, Handel and the Tradition (1980) and Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (1987) and articles in American, German, English and Italian publications. She has edited Purcell's Dido and Aeneas for Oxford and Eulenberg (1987) and a thirteen-volume facsimile edition of The Librettos of Handel's Operas for Garland Publishing (1989). Her edition of selected cantatas by Handel is published by Oxford University Press. She has received fellowships from the Council for Research in the Humanities at Columbia University, the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For the 1995-96 academic year, she was a Fellow at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College at Harvard University; in 1998 she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. From 1989 to 1996 she served as Associate Provost for the Arts at MIT.
Handel As Orpheus: Voice and Desire in the Chamber Cantatas
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