A General History of Music: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period - Cambridge Library Collection - Music Volume 2 (Paperback)
  • A General History of Music: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period - Cambridge Library Collection - Music Volume 2 (Paperback)
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A General History of Music: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period - Cambridge Library Collection - Music Volume 2 (Paperback)

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Charles Burney (1726-1814), was the foremost music historian of his day. The General History, his most famous work, was published in four volumes between 1776 and 1789 and is still of great value today. Burney wanted to write something which would appeal to and inform the musician and the general reader. Research for the History was undertaken during two European tours, in 1770 and 1772, consulting original sources and meeting the great musicians of the time. The resultant work is engaging and elegantly written, offering the reader a fascinating view not only of Burney's own musical preferences and enthusiasms, but also a reflection of contemporary fashionable taste. All four volumes contain generous musical examples, quotations from original sources and an index. The third volume, published 1789, considers European music to the end of the seventeenth century and English church music from the death of Purcell to Burney's time.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108016414
Number of pages: 670
Weight: 1580 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 34 mm

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