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Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes of Music and Musicians, Ancient and Modern

Concert Room and Orchestra Anecdotes of Music and Musicians, Ancient and Modern
3 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108065245

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About the Authors
  • The writer, composer and organist Thomas Busby (1754–1838) was originally articled to the composer Jonathan Battishill before setting out to make his living from both musical and literary labours. His compositions (many now lost) include songs, theatre music and oratorios. His written output comprised journal articles and monographs, among them A Grammar of Music and A General History of Music (both reissued in this series). The present work was first published in 1825. Gossipy, informative and highly entertaining, it yields all manner of insights into musical life through history. Approximately a thousand anecdotes are assembled across the three volumes as a delightful potpourri, interspersed with pen portraits of eminent musicians. Volume 1 includes discussion of Sir John Hawkins and Beethoven's eccentricity. Volume 2 contains entries on Italian castrato Farinelli and English lutist Thomas Mace. Volume 3 features pieces on the music of ancient Greece and Rome, along with the work's index.

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    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108065245
    • length: 974 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 58 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Anecdotes, Part I. Volume 2: Anecdotes, Part II. Volume 3: Anecdotes, Part III.

  • Author

    Thomas Busby

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