A A General History of the Science and Practice of Music 5 Volume Set A General History of the Science and Practice of Music: Volume 1 - Cambridge Library Collection - Music (Paperback)
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A A General History of the Science and Practice of Music 5 Volume Set A General History of the Science and Practice of Music: Volume 1 - Cambridge Library Collection - Music (Paperback)

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Sir John Hawkins (1719-1789), lawyer, friend of Samuel Johnson and member of the Academy of Ancient Music, published his pioneering five-volume history in 1776 just after the first volume of Burney's. Hawkins' work suffered badly in the resulting competition between the two, partly because of his difficult personality, partly because of the scholarly style of the writing contrasting with Burney's more engaging approach. However, it is Hawkins' accuracy and attention to detail, his appreciation of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century music and his account of London music society in the early eighteenth century, supported by his painstaking research, which makes the History of indispensable value to music scholars. Whilst there are neither contents list nor chapter headings, there is an index, and each volume includes generous illustrations and musical examples. Volume 5 includes the Baroque era, an account of the contemporary music scene in England and the general index.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108029971
Number of pages: 550
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 28 mm

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