Memoirs of Dr. Charles Burney, 1726-1769 Charles Allen Burney

ISBN: 9780803211971

Published: March 1st 1988

Hardcover

233 pages


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Memoirs of Dr. Charles Burney, 1726-1769  by  Charles Allen Burney

Memoirs of Dr. Charles Burney, 1726-1769 by Charles Allen Burney
March 1st 1988 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 233 pages | ISBN: 9780803211971 | 8.31 Mb

Charles Burney (1726-1814) was one of the foremost music historians of the Enlightenment, a friend of David Garrick, correspondent of Diderot and Rousseau, a champion of Haydn, and a member of the Royal Society. The frequency with which he is stillMoreCharles Burney (1726-1814) was one of the foremost music historians of the Enlightenment, a friend of David Garrick, correspondent of Diderot and Rousseau, a champion of Haydn, and a member of the Royal Society. The frequency with which he is still quoted by musicologists and historians attests to the continuing relevance and importance of his work.After completing his monumental General History of Music (1776-89), Burney began to write a projected twelve-volume autobiography, a taska he abandoned in 1805.

When he died nearly a decade later, his daughter, the novelist Fanny Burney, edited the manuscript but destroyed much of it before publishing her own bowdlerized Memoirs of Dr. Burney in 1832. Not until the 1950s did fragments of the original memoirs, long believed lost, come to light.

This edition reconstructs the fragments from Burneys first volume, free of Fanny Burneys interpolations and alterations. The resulting text is here published for the first time.The restored and uncensored Memoirs of Dr. Charles Burney covers his life from 1726 to 1769, illuminating his early career and the musical and theatrical life of London and the provinces in the mid-eighteenth century. The editors have skillfully bridged the fragments with material from other sources, including Burneys later letters. Their annotations, drawn in part from the articles on music that Burney wrote while he was working on his memoirs, reveal many new details about his world.



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