Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml en-gb 30 Sun 31 Aug 2014 02:47:30 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml PeteHarker http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml?page=85#comment6 I've just finished Dido's Lament and found it delightful. Opera for the rest of us; Purcell, one of a short list of British composers and a long term favourite, unravelled and explained in an illuminating and vital prose, more please, how about Vaughan Williams next? Mon 19 Oct 2009 13:17:59 GMT+1 ANMABY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml?page=71#comment5 I loved Peter Stickland's novel, Dido's Lament; found it both cleverly inventive and informative. I found other readers' comments interesting and look forward to reading the 2nd edition. Thu 08 Oct 2009 09:46:48 GMT+1 swissblogger http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml?page=57#comment4 I just loved reading Peter Stickland's novel Didos Lament. I thought the characters were very beautifully described and the story fascinating. I couldn't stop reading it once I started - parts of it made me cry and/or laugh. I agree with colourfulreader that this novel could be turned into a wonderful film. Can't wait for it! Fri 25 Sep 2009 17:48:01 GMT+1 Nahumtate http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml?page=42#comment3 Dear Rick JonesThank you for your review of Dido’s Lament – you are the first to write one and I felt elevated by your appreciative remarks. The beginning was slow and there were moments of longueur and for this reason I am re-editing it for the second edition. I have radically altered the structure - creating short chapters to make the whole more visible - and I have honed the sound of the prose, now written in the third person, which either increases the speed of the commentary or the horse-race!I am delighted that others are commenting on it. Feedback is the best thing. I have no expertise for writing either play or film scripts, but if anyone would like a stab at it I would be delighted to assist. Wed 23 Sep 2009 08:41:43 GMT+1 msky42 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml?page=28#comment2 Dido's Lament is a wonderful novel, with a rhythm and flow all of it's own. I feel you are a little harsh re descriptions of technique and theatrical descriptions, as not everyone shares the background knowledge that you clearly demonstrate, and I felt they help give an insight into something that must have been truly revolutionary at the time.As someone with a limited knowledge of the subject I found the novel to be a truly magical read from beginning to end.I await his next publication with anticipation. Mon 21 Sep 2009 17:58:42 GMT+1 colourfulreader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml?page=14#comment1 I have read and loved Peter Stickland's book Didos Lament. it is a fascinating story, beautifully and inventively told. The leading characters are vividly described and I think this book would be able to be turned into a wonderful play or better still a film. imagine the the joy of weaving the music into the colourful scenes. Mon 21 Sep 2009 11:41:18 GMT+1 kleines c http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/composersoftheyear2009/2009/06/didos_lament_1.shtml?page=0#comment0 Many years ago, Rick, my parents took me to see a play in Greenwich, called 'Handling Bach', based upon an imaginary meeting between the two German composers. Here is a review in 'The Independent'.http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/handling-bach-greenwich-theatre-london-theatre-1596705.htmlAlthough it did not capture the musical 'Zeitgeist' in the way 'Amadeus' did, it was an interesting experiment, and I see no reason why a compelling narrative for Henry Purcell could not also be transformed into a Hollywood blockbuster.Perhaps you should get on (the) line to Steven Spielberg this morning, Rick. Cheers! c. Tue 16 Jun 2009 09:58:45 GMT+1