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Leaves from the Journals of Sir George Smart : Cambridge Library Collection - Music - George Smart

Leaves from the Journals of Sir George Smart

Cambridge Library Collection - Music

By: George Smart, H. Bertram Cox (Editor), C. L. E. Cox (Editor)


Published: 17th July 2014
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Sir George Smart (1776 1867), conductor, composer, singing teacher and organist, was a central figure in nineteenth-century British musical life. He is best remembered as one of the founder members of the Philharmonic Society, for which he often conducted. Notably, in 1826 he presided over the first performance in England of Beethoven's ninth symphony. Smart was also much in demand as a conductor at the major English musical festivals and on royal occasions. These edited journal entries, first published in 1907, provide insightful accounts of concert life at the time, and they are particularly valuable for Smart's detailed observations - gathered during his extensive tour of 1825 - on musical practice in Europe, including conducting methods and performing speeds. The journal extracts end in 1845 with an account of Smart's visit to Bonn for the unveiling of Beethoven's statue."

Preface; 1. 1776-1802; 2. 1802; 3. 1804-16; 4. 1821-4; 5. 1825; 6. 1825, Munich; 7. 1825, Vienna; 8. Prague; 9. 1825, Dresden and Weber; 10. 1825, Leipzic; 11. 1825, Berlin; 12. 1825, from Berlin to Hanover and Cassel; 13. 1825, from Cassel to England; 14. 1826, Weber's visit to London and his death; 15. 1827-35; 16. 1836-44; 17. 1845, the unveiling of Beethoven's statue at Bonn; Index.

ISBN: 9781108068598
ISBN-10: 1108068596
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 17th July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge Library Collection
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.55