By John Sainsbury
The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The ebook, 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 awesome English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It includes a 'summary of the heritage of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the variety of the data supplied is sizeable, together with the main vague in addition to the main well-known: fourteen pages on Mozart are by means 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 whilst nonetheless dwelling and composing, albeit by means of deafness. This paintings is a mine of knowledge on musical lifestyles and perceptions of song historical past within the early 19th century.
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His principal instructor in music, at this period, was the celebrated Kreutzer, for many years leader of the grand opera in that city. About the year 1804, some little time after the coronation of Buonaparte, Lacy had the honour of performing before the emperor at the Tuileries, and of being distinguished by his particular notice. He was then generally known by the name of Le petit Espagnol. His father about this time, having met with many pecuniary losses in his speculations to America, resolved, from the favourable reports made to him of his son's musical attainments, to devote him entirely to the musical profession ; accordingly, repairing to Paris, he took Rophino, very much to his regret, from his scholastic pursuits, with the intent of proceeding to England, and there obtaining for him the instructions of the far-famed Viotti.
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. 10, second edition, London, 1823. 2. " The Melody of the Hundredth K OS Psalm, with Examples and Directions for a hundred different Harmonies, in four Parts," Op.
In 1716, being then twenty years of age, he was sent to the university of Leipsic, with only about two shillings in his pocket. His distinguished talents, however, soon terminated his pecuniary embarrassments by procuring him access to the house of a distinguished family in the town, who treated him with generosity. As soon as he became better known, he was admitted to the orchestra of the opera, till at length the lessons which he gave in many of the first houses, the concerts at which he led, and the situation of organist of the church of St.
A Dictionary of Musicians, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Volume 2 by John Sainsbury