By John Sainsbury
The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The e-book, as he recognizes on his name web page, borrows from the formerly released works of Choron and Fayolle (in French), Gerber (in German), Orloff (Russian, writing in French), and his impressive English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It incorporates a 'summary of the heritage of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the diversity of the data supplied is big, together with the main imprecise in addition to the main well-known: fourteen pages on Mozart are by way of paragraphs on his spouse Constanza and at the now thoroughly forgotten B. F. Mozin, a French piano instructor and composer, whereas Beethoven is defined while nonetheless residing and composing, albeit via deafness. This paintings is a mine of knowledge on musical lifestyles and perceptions of track historical past within the early 19th century.
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He was then only fifteen years old. His excellent performances procured him the greatest applause. LAFONT, ( C H . P H . ) a celebrated French violinist, resident during many years in Russia, is a native of Paris. His first violinmaster was Bertheaume, (his uncle) and he received lessons in composition from Navoigille the elder and Berton. Early in life he travelled to various courts of Europe with his uncle Bertheaume. On his return, Garat introduced him to the public, in 1794, as a singer, in which art he was entirely self-instructed.
A German musician, has the sole direction of his majesty's band, and the arrangement of the music for the orchestra. He is a musician of the very first order, both theoretically and practically. He excels on the flute and clarionet; but his knowledge of the effects of instruments is great and universal. " KREIBICH, (FRANZ) a celebrated German violinist, flourished in Vienna about the year 1760, and composed some music for his instrument. He died in 1797. KREITH, (CARL) a flutist and composer for his instrument at Vienna, died KRANZ, (JOHANN FRIEDRICH) cham- previously to the year 1787.
Le Franc Breton," Op to the elector of Saxony at Dresden, and a Com. 1792. "Charlotte etWerter," 1792. good poet, died in 1660. He composed " Le DSserteur de la Montague du Hamm. many vocal pieces, some of which were Op. com. " Le Siege de Lille," Op. com. published after his death. K R I E G E R , (JOHANN P H I L I P ) the son 1793. " Armodius et Aristogiton," 1794. " Le Journie de Marathon" 1793. " Le of a merchant at Nuremburg, was born in Lendemain de la Bataille de Fleurus," the year 1649, and very early in life be1795.
A Dictionary of Musicians, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Volume 2 by John Sainsbury