This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "The editors have shown considerable expertise in turning the surviving fragments of the 'Memoirs' into a coherent and readable narrative. I find it hard to imagine this challenging editorial task being done better."Roger Lonsdale, Balliol College, Oxford University. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 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 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 Burney's first volume, free of Fanny Burney's 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 Burney's 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.
Über den Autor: Slava Klima, a professor of English at McGill University, is editor of volumes 2-4 of the forthcoming four-volume Letters of Dr. Charles Burney (1751-1814). Garry Bowers, a free-lance editor and translator, has done graduate research on Burney at McGill University. Kerry S. Grant, a professor of music history and director of the School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the author of Dr. Charles Burney as Critic and Historian of Music (1983).
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 1988. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good Minus. 8vo. 233 pp. very good in very good original cream cloth gilt and dustwrapper with silverfish damage along extremities and spine, otherwise good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 21911
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