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Burney, Charles 1726-1814

Overview
Works: 604 works in 1,837 publications in 8 languages and 15,894 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, Compiler, Writer of accompanying material, cnm, Other, Former owner, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: ML423.B9, 780.924
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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 823 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 by Charles Burney( Book )

88 editions published between 1785 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteenth-century musical tour in Central Europe and the Netherlands; being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiences by Charles Burney( Book )

104 editions published between 1773 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 565 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 455 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( Book )

103 editions published between 1776 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 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 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 flûtes, 2 hautbois, basson, 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 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1796 and 1971 in English and held by 141 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 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 99 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 91 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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood : a new musical entertainment by Charles Burney( Book )

3 editions published in 1751 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood by Moses Mendez( )

7 editions published between 1750 and 1994 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

31 editions published between 1756 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 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. Volume 1, originally published in 1776 (of which this is the revised edition of 1789) is devoted to the music of the ancient civilisations, in particular of Greece
Dr. Burney's musical tours in Europe by Charles Burney( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 31 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 )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 30 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
Memoirs of Doctor Burney by Fanny Burney( Book )

18 editions published between 1832 and 1972 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Burney (1726-1814), the music historian, is best remembered for his General History of Music and the accounts of his musical tours in Europe. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson and David Garrick, corresponded with Diderot and Haydn and was made Fellow of the Royal Society in 1773. Although he was a music teacher by profession, it was his writings on music which brought him widespread recognition. Following publication of the General History, he began his memoirs but did not complete them. It is likely that he intended his daughter, the novelist Fanny Burney, to publish the memoirs after his death using his manuscript and other papers. Instead she created her own embellished version, adding stylised accounts of events emphasising the literary and social, rather than the musical aspects. Volume 3 details the years from the death of Samuel Johnson in 1784 to Burney's own death in 1814
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 23 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 (684)

German (97)

Italian (23)

French (10)

Russian (5)

Danish (3)

Dutch (3)

Spanish (2)

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An eighteenth-century musical tour in Central Europe and the Netherlands; being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiencesComplete folksong arrangements : 61 songsA 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 firstMemoirs of Dr. Charles Burney, 1726-1769An eighteenth-century musical tour in Central Europe and the Netherlands; being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiencesEnlightenment Orpheus : the power of music in other worlds