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Burney, Charles 1726-1814

Overview
Works: 580 works in 1,481 publications in 5 languages and 14,843 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Folk music  Songs  Art music  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  History  Anecdotes 
Subject Headings: Musicians 
Roles: Author, Translator, Composer, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Compiler, cnm, Other, Former owner, Creator, Contributor, Arranger
Classifications: ML195, 780.9
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A general history of music : from the earliest ages to the present period (1789) by Charles Burney( Book )

42 editions published between 1935 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteenth-century musical tour in France and Italy; being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiences as it appears in his published volume with which are incorporated his travel experiences according to his original intention by Charles Burney( Book )

70 editions published between 1771 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Burney visited many of the most important cultural centers in France, Switzerland and, especially, in Italy. Armed with letters of introduction he met countless prominent musicians, composers, artists and men of letters - including Balbastre, Voltaire, Rousseau, Padre Martini, Latilla, Barietti, Farinelli and Caffarelli, Guarducci and Nardini. Constantly attending concerts, visiting churches, museums, libraries and art galleries Burney observed and noted in illuminating detail everything that he saw and did, everyone he met and conversed with. He was thus able to provide and invaluable record of the state of music, and the arts generally, in France and Italy at that time." -- back cover
The present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United provinces by Charles Burney( Book )

55 editions published between 1773 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs by Benjamin Britten( )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the musical performances in Westminster-Abbey and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In commemoration of Handel by Charles Burney( Book )

70 editions published between 1775 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cunning man : taken from the Devin du village of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( )

9 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2.2.0.2./2.2.0.0., timbales, glockenspiel et cordes
A general history of music, from the earliest ages to the present period. To which is prefixed, a dissertation on the music of the ancients by Charles Burney( Book )

51 editions published between 1776 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Charles Burney's continental travels, 1770-1772 by Charles Burney( Book )

8 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the musical performances in Westminster-Abbey by Charles Burney( Book )

14 editions published between 1785 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the life and writings of the Abate Metastasio, including translations of his principal letters by Charles Burney( Book )

25 editions published between 1796 and 1971 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cunning-man a musical entertainment in two acts by Charles Burney( Book )

15 editions published between 1766 and 1953 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the music library of Charles Burney, sold in London, 8 August 1814 by Charles Burney( Book )

5 editions published between 1814 and 1973 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handel's Messiah a commemoration by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 18th century music historian and critic Dr. Charles Burney, played by John Casey, discusses the "grandscale" performances of Handel's Messiah at Westminster Abbey in 1784
Dr. Karl Burney's Nachricht von Georg Friedrich Händel's Lebensumständen und der ihm zu London im Mai und Jun. 1784 angestellten Gedächtnissfeyer by Charles Burney( Book )

24 editions published between 1785 and 1965 in German and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from the late Signor Tartini to Signora Maddalena Lombardini (now Signora Sirmen) published as an important lesson to performers on the violin by Giuseppe Tartini( Book )

17 editions published between 1771 and 1967 in English and Italian and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general history of music, from the earliest ages to the present period. Volume the first by Charles Burney( Book )

42 editions published between 1756 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth volume is of particular interest as it discusses the state of music in Burney's own lifetime. Burney was close friends with composers such as Haydn and Handel, he even played violin in Handel's orchestra, and lived with Dr. Thomas Arne for two years in London, acting as his apprentice. Through a teaching post with Fulke Greville, a wealthy English aristocrat, Burney was welcomed in the best circles of English society. He met composers such as C.P.E. Bach, Hasse, Gluck, and Metastasio, and the historian Padre Martini of Bologna on his travels. He heard Frederick the Great perform on the flute. Any bias in his writings were those held not only by himself, but those held by his contemporary musicians as well. The reader gains the true state of the musical taste at that time
Memoirs of Dr. Burney, arranged from his own manuscripts, from family papers, and from personal recollections by Fanny Burney( Book )

1 edition published in 1832 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical travels through England by George Veal( Book )

9 editions published between 1774 and 1776 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Doctor Burney by Fanny Burney( Book )

9 editions published between 1832 and 1972 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs
Alternative Names
Bërni, Čarlz.

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Macburney, Charles.

Бёрни, Чарлз

צ'ארלס ברני

バーニー, チャールズ

Languages
English (572)

German (51)

Italian (7)

French (3)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songsAn account of the musical performances in Westminster-Abbey and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In commemoration of HandelA general history of music, from the earliest ages to the present period. To which is prefixed, a dissertation on the music of the ancientsA general history of music, from the earliest ages to the present period. Volume the firstDr. Charles Burney; a literary biographyMemoirs of Dr. Charles Burney, 1726-1769Enlightenment Orpheus : the power of music in other worlds