By John Sainsbury
The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The e-book, as he recognizes on his name web page, borrows from the formerly released works of Choron and Fayolle (in French), Gerber (in German), Orloff (Russian, writing in French), and his awesome English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It features a 'summary of the background of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the diversity of the data supplied is massive, together with the main vague in addition to the main recognized: fourteen pages on Mozart are through paragraphs on his spouse Constanza and at the now thoroughly forgotten B. F. Mozin, a French piano instructor and composer, whereas Beethoven is defined whilst nonetheless dwelling and composing, albeit by means of deafness. This paintings is a mine of data on musical lifestyles and perceptions of song historical past within the early 19th century.
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This musician was born in Prague, and came to London about the year 1791, after which he published some songs and instrumental music. KOZELUCH (LEOPOLD) was born in Bohemia in 1753, and resided during the greater part of his life at Vienna. He has written a great number of concertos, sonatas, and other pieces for the piano-forte; and his works first became celebrated in England in the year 1785, by the neat and accurate execution of them by Mademoiselle Paradies, the blind performer on the harpsichord.
Her claim to admiration from Thrace. He flourished before Homer, and, 37 LAN LAM it is said, not only invented the Doric measure,but was the first who accompanied his voice with the harp. ) lived, in 1797, as steward to count Erbach, at Erbach, from whence he gave publicity to the following compositions : "Gr. pour le P. F. " Op. n&" Deux Sonat. " Op. 20, 1798. LAMOTTE, (FRANCOIS) first violin at the imperial chapel at Vienna,* was born there in 1751. At the age of twelve, he played a concerto of his own composition before the whole court.
KUHNAU, (JOHANN CHRISTOPH) a singer and preceptor at the royal school of Berlin, may be reckoned amongst the most profound ecclesiastical contrapuntists of Germany, towards the close of the last century. His most celebrated work is " Vierstimmige (tlte und neue Choralgesiinge, init Provincial abweichungen," Berlin, 1786. " Desselben zweytertheil," Berlin, 1790. Besides the above two volumes, he published " Choralvorspiele filr die Orgel mid das Klavier," Berlin, 1791. And i( Einige neue vierstimmigeChoralgesange,' 1797.