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Cambridge Library Collection - Music : Memoirs of Doctor Burney 3 Volume Paperback Set: Arranged from His Own Manuscripts, from Family Papers, and from Personal Recollections - Fanny Burney

Cambridge Library Collection - Music

Memoirs of Doctor Burney 3 Volume Paperback Set: Arranged from His Own Manuscripts, from Family Papers, and from Personal Recollections

By: Fanny Burney (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd June 2010
ISBN: 9781108013710
Number Of Pages: 380

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Charles Burney (1726-1814), the music historian, is best remembered for his General History of Music and the accounts of his musical tours in Europe. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson and David Garrick, corresponded with Diderot and Haydn and was made Fellow of the Royal Society in 1773. Although he was a music teacher by profession, it was his writings on music which brought him widespread recognition. Following publication of the General History, he began his memoirs but did not complete them. It is likely that he intended his daughter, the novelist Fanny Burney, to publish the memoirs after his death using his manuscript and other papers. Instead she created her own embellished version, adding stylised accounts of events emphasising the literary and social, rather than the musical aspects. Volume 2 is concerned with events from the mid-1770s to mid-1780s, including the Handel commemoration concerts in 1784.

Preface; Introduction; Memoirs of Dr Burney.

ISBN: 9781108013710
ISBN-10: 1108013716
Series: Memoirs of Doctor Burney 3 Volume Paperback Set : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 3rd June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.48