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Burney, Charles 1726-1814

Overview
Works: 725 works in 2,060 publications in 9 languages and 16,362 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Songs  Vocal scores  Operas  Folk music  Art music  Folk songs 
Subject Headings: Musicians 
Roles: Author, Translator, Composer, Other, Editor, Compiler, Writer of accompanying material, cnm, Former owner, Creator, Contributor
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 )

93 editions published between 1776 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Burney (1726-1814), was the foremost music historian of his day. The General History, his most famous work, was published in four volumes between 1776 and 1789 and is still of great value today. Burney wanted to write something which would appeal to and inform the musician and the general reader. Research for the History was undertaken during two European tours, in 1770 and 1772, consulting original sources and meeting the great musicians of the time. The resultant work is engaging and elegantly written, offering the reader a fascinating view not only of Burney's own musical preferences and enthusiasms, but also a reflection of contemporary fashionable taste. All four volumes contain generous musical examples, quotations from original sources and an index. The fourth volume, published 1789, is an account of the birth and development of opera and the contemporary music scene in England
Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770: by Charles Burney( Book )

179 editions published between 1771 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a well-connected music teacher by profession, Charles Burney (1726-1814) gained greatest recognition for his writings on music. First published in 1771, this work recounts the 1770 journey that Burney undertook as one of two research trips for his General History of Music (1776-89). Eager to meet key composers of the day and to hear the latest music, Burney arrived in Paris in mid-June, soon moving on to Italy, where he spent the majority of his time. Naples, long a centre of musical excellence and then the focus of the new galant style, received particular attention. The whole account provides an invaluable first-hand insight into European musical life in the eighteenth century. Burney's General History and the record of his second tour, The Present State of Music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces, 2nd edition (1775), are also reissued in this series
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 )

108 editions published between 1775 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United provinces by Charles Burney( Book )

80 editions published between 1773 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a well-connected music teacher by profession, Charles Burney (1726-1814) gained greatest recognition for his writings on music. In this 1773 work, reissued here in its 1775 second edition, Burney recounts the 1772 journey that he undertook as one of two research trips for his General History of Music (1776-89). Throughout his travels, he was welcomed by the leading musicians of the day and heard many performances of the latest music. The whole account provides an invaluable first-hand insight into European musical life in the eighteenth century. Burney's General History and The Present State of Music in France and Italy (1772), the record of his first tour, are also reissued in this series. Volume 1 includes his visits to Munich, Cologne and Frankfurt, and to Vienna where he spent considerable time with the librettist Metastasio and the composers Hasse and Gluck
Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs by Benjamin Britten( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general history of music, from the earliest ages to the present period (1789) by Charles Burney( Book )

51 editions published between 1782 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1796 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-volume biography, first published in 1796, recounts the colourful life of the popular Italian poet and librettist Pietro Trapassi (1698-1782), better known by his pseudonym Metastasio. Charles Burney (1726-1814), a British composer and the author of a celebrated four-volume History of Music published between 1776 and 1789, interweaves his own accounts of the poet's life with Metastasio's original letters translated into English. Metastasio's posthumously published correspondence with his friends and patrons provides the essential thread to understanding his complex life and affairs. The son of a shopkeeper, Metastasio was adopted as a young boy by the director of the Arcadian Academy, Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, who was charmed by the child's extraordinary talent for improvising poetry. Volume 1 covers Metastasio's life from his early childhood until 1751, including his musical debut in Rome after his tutor's death, and the beginning of his career in Vienna
The cunning man : taken from the Devin du village of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Jean-Jacques Rousseau( )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

20 editions published between 1776 and 1789 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonatas for piano four hands by Charles Burney( )

4 editions published in 2017 and held by 242 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 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay towards a history of the principal comets that have appeared since the year 1742 : by Charles Burney( )

14 editions published between 1770 and 2017 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United Provinces by Charles Burney( )

11 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of music in France and Italy. A facsimile of the 1773 London ed by Charles Burney( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of an infant musician : read at the Royal Society, Feb. 18, 1779 by Charles Burney( )

9 editions published in 1779 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four sonatas or duets for two performers on one piano forte or harpsichord by Charles Burney( )

3 editions published in 1777 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period. By Charles Burney, Mus. D.F.R.S. Volume the first by Charles Burney( )

3 editions published in 1789 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs
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Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770: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 HandelComplete folksong arrangements : 61 songsThe cunning man : taken from the Devin du village of Jean-Jacques RousseauDr. Charles Burney : a literary biographyMemoirs of Dr. Charles Burney, 1726-1769Music, men and manners in France and Italy, 1770:
Alternative Names
Bërni, Čarlz.

Bernis Čarlzas

Burneius, Carolus

Burneius, Carolus 1724-1814

Burneius, Carolus 1726-1814

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Burney, C. 1726-1814

Burney, C. (Charles), 1726-1814

Burney, Carl.

Burney, Carl 1724-1814

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Burney, Ch (Charles), 1726-1814

Burney, Charl 1724-1814

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Burney, Karel 1726-1814

Burney, Karl.

Burney, Karl 1724-1814

Burney Karl 1726-1814

Carolus Burney

Charles Burney Brits componist (1726-1814)

Charles Burney compositeur, organiste, historien de la musique

Charles Burney compositore, organista e storico inglese

Charles Burney engelsk musikkhistoriker, komponist og organist.

Charles Burney englantilainen musiikinhistorioitsija ja säveltäjä

Charles Burney englischer Organist, Komponist und Musikhistoriker

Macburney, Charles.

Бёрни, Чарлз

Чарлз Бёрни

צ'ארלס ברני

チャールズ・バーニー

バーニー, チャールズ

查爾斯·柏尼

Languages
English (703)

German (99)

Italian (20)

French (12)

Russian (4)

Danish (3)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (3)

Polish (1)