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By John Sainsbury

The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The e-book, as he recognizes on his name web page, borrows from the formerly released works of Choron and Fayolle (in French), Gerber (in German), Orloff (Russian, writing in French), and his striking English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It features a 'summary of the heritage of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the variety of the knowledge supplied is big, together with the main imprecise in addition to the main recognized: fourteen pages on Mozart are by way of paragraphs on his spouse Constanza and at the now thoroughly forgotten B. F. Mozin, a French piano instructor and composer, whereas Beethoven is defined whilst nonetheless residing and composing, albeit via deafness. This paintings is a mine of knowledge on musical lifestyles and perceptions of tune background within the early 19th century.

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Guglielmi to London, where he remained three years, and from hence returned to Paris. He was now nominated to the situation of chefd'orchestre at the concert spirituel, and at the Italian opera. In 1789, he succeeded Mestrino as chef-d'orchestre of the theatre of Monsieur, and afterwards of the Feydeau. At the first establishment of the Paris conservatory, he was appointed professor of the first class. He has published very little music for his instrument, though he has composed much, which is well known in manuscript.

J. C. Kuhnau died at Berlin in 1805. KUHNEL, (AUGUST) chapel master at Leipsic in 1682, published several works for the viol da gamba and other instruments. KUHNEL, (JOHANN MICHAEL) a viol da gambist at Berlin, and afterwards at Dresden and Hamburgh, in the beginning of the last century. He published at Amsterdam some works for his instrument. NHARD CHRISTOPHE) a German clergyman, published some vocal and instrumental music at Leipsic, between the years 1788 and 1802. KUMMEL, (JOIIANN VALENTINE) an instrumental composer at Hamburgh in the early part of the last century.

BIANCHI) wife of the preceding, first became known to the British public as an orchestra singer, in the year 1800, when she appeared at the Ancient concert, being then Miss Jackson. She first married Francesco Bianchi the composer, who lived but a short time afterwards. She has, atjpresent, accompanied her second husband to Calcutta. Mrs. B. Lacy is celebrated for her pure and chaste style of singing, fine intonation, and, above all, her beautiful articulation. She is considered the best singer of Handel's music now in existence.

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