Cambridge Library Collection - Music: Memoirs of Doctor Burney 3 Volume Paperback Set: Arranged from His Own Manuscripts, from Family Papers, and from Personal Recollections (Paperback)Fanny Burney (editor)
Paperback 408 Pages / Published: 03/06/2010
- We can order this
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.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 216 x 23 x 140 mm
You may also be interested in...
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at