Musical History, Biography, and Criticism: Being a General Survey of Music, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time - Cambridge Library Collection - Music (Paperback)George Hogarth (author)
Paperback 446 Pages / Published: 17/04/2014
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George Hogarth (1783-1870), music critic and journalist, is also remembered as a friend of Sir Walter Scott and the father-in-law of Charles Dickens. His lengthy writing career included posts as music critic with The Harmonicon, the Morning Chronicle (where he first met Dickens), the Evening Chronicle (which he co-edited), and the Daily News. He also served as music critic for The Illustrated London News and was secretary to the Philharmonic Society between 1850 and 1864. His account of the first fifty years of the Society has also been reissued in this series. The present work, first published in 1835, is his lively history of music from ancient to modern times, aimed squarely at the general reader. It is couched in 'simple and perspicuous language, avoiding technical phraseology and abstruse discussions'. The final chapter presents an invaluable first-hand account of contemporary music and musical life in England.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 446
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
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