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Burney, Charles 1726-1814

Overview
Works: 614 works in 1,789 publications in 7 languages and 15,761 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Folk music  Songs  Art music  Catalogs  History  Anecdotes 
Subject Headings: Musicians 
Roles: Author, Translator, Composer, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Compiler, cnm, Other, Former owner, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: ML423.B9, 780.9
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A general history of music : from the earliest ages to the present period (1789) by Charles Burney( Book )

153 editions published between 1756 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,848 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
The present state of music in France and Italy. A facsimile of the 1773 London ed by Charles Burney( Book )

164 editions published between 1771 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 826 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
The present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United provinces by Charles Burney( Book )

104 editions published between 1773 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 568 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 2 includes his visit to Potsdam to hear Frederick the Great's flute playing, and to Hamburg where he was welcomed by C. P. E. Bach
Complete folksong arrangements : 61 songs by Benjamin Britten( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 420 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 )

58 editions published between 1775 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 385 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 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2.2.0.2./2.2.0.0., timbales, glockenspiel et cordes
Dr. Charles Burney's continental travels, 1770-1772 by Charles Burney( Book )

9 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1796 and 1971 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1814 and 1973 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1776 and 1789 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

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

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

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 100 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
The cunning-man : a musical entertainment in two acts by Charles Burney( Book )

4 editions published in 1766 in English and held by 93 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 )

18 editions published between 1771 and 1967 in English and Italian and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood by Moses Mendez( )

7 editions published between 1750 and 1994 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Dr. Burney, arranged from his own manuscripts, from family papers, and from personal recollections by Fanny Burney( Book )

2 editions published in 1832 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music, men, and manners in France and Italy, 1770 : being the journal written by Charles Burney during a tour through those countries undertaken to collect material for a general history of music by Charles Burney( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 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
An essay towards a history of the principal comets that have appeared since the year 1742 : by Charles Burney( Book )

19 editions published between 1769 and 1770 in English and held by 26 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 by Charles Burney( Book )

20 editions published between 1784 and 1785 in English and held by 22 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

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 (689)

German (100)

Italian (23)

French (10)

Russian (4)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (3)

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The present state of music in France and Italy. A facsimile of the 1773 London edThe present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands, and United provincesComplete 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 HandelMemoirs of Dr. Charles Burney, 1726-1769The present state of music in France and Italy. A facsimile of the 1773 London edEnlightenment Orpheus : the power of music in other worlds