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By John Sainsbury

ISBN-10: 0511703236

ISBN-13: 9780511703232

ISBN-10: 1108004040

ISBN-13: 9781108004046

The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The publication, as he recognizes on his identify web page, borrows from the formerly released works of Choron and Fayolle (in French), Gerber (in German), Orloff (Russian, writing in French), and his striking English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It encompasses a 'summary of the historical past of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the diversity of the knowledge supplied is huge, together with the main imprecise in addition to the main well-known: fourteen pages on Mozart are via paragraphs on his spouse Constanza and at the now thoroughly forgotten B. F. Mozin, a French piano instructor and composer, whereas Beethoven is defined whilst nonetheless residing and composing, albeit through deafness. This paintings is a mine of data on musical existence and perceptions of song background within the early 19th century.

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KOZELUCH (LEOPOLD) was born in Bohemia in 1753, and resided during the greater part of his life at Vienna. He has written a great number of concertos, sonatas, and other pieces for the piano-forte; and his works first became celebrated in England in the year 1785, by the neat and accurate execution of them by Mademoiselle Paradies, the blind performer on the harpsichord. They are in general very excellent, possessing solidity, good taste, and correct harmony. Those of his sonatas, with obligate accompaniments for a violin and violoncello, are eminent for their taste, elegance, and propriety, for the adagios, and the art with which the passages are varied to suit the characters of the several instruments.

Gr. Cone, pour Vio- set to music; and songs in the several lon" Op. 12. " " Trois Sonates faciles pour V. avecB. entitled " Flora," " Cecrops," and " ProLet. " " Dix-huit nouv. " by Krieger, are also to be met with in maKREUZER, (FRANZ) a composer of nuscript, which appear to be written in a music for wind instruments at Berlin, about masterly style; but it is nowhere said that he published any compositions for that the year 1792. K R I E G E L , (CIIIUSTIAN FRTEDEKICII instrument. WILIIELM) an amateur musician, resident K R I E G E R , (JOIIANN GOTTHILFF) son at Dresden, edited there several excellent of the preceding, was also chapel-master collections of vocal and piano-forte music, at Weissenfels, and born there in 1687.

4. " A Second Practical Guide to Thoroughlass;' folio, London, 1807. N . B . This supersedes the first guide, and is not a second part of it. 5. " The Quarterly Musical Register," Nos. 1, 2, octavo, 1812. 6. " Bemerkungen, Remarks on what Mr. J. B. Logier calls his new System of Musical Education," in the Musicalische Zeitung of Leipsic, 1821 ; and a sequel to the same, in the intelligentz blatt to the said Zeitung, No. 3, March, 1822. The second class, or theoretico-practical works, are : 1. " Twelve Analyzed Fugues for two Performers, with double Counterpoints in all Intervals, and Introductory Explanations," Op.

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