A General History of Music: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 31, 2010 - Music - 610 pages
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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 second volume, published in 1782, covers the development of music from plainchant to the Reformation.
 

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Contents

GHAP
1
Of the formation of the Timetable and Jlate of Muse
167
Of the Origin of Modern Languages to which written
218
Benedict P
513
Henry Isaac P
519
Pierre de la Rue P
526
John Mouton P
533
William Newark P
541
Edmund Turges P
548
John Taverner P
554
John Marbeckj Cathedral Service P
579
John Shepherd No I P
587
Robert Parsons No IV P
596
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