A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

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Theodore Baker
G. Schirmer, 1900 - Music - 653 pages

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Page 241 - V. cello (Edinb., 1801) ;An Historical Enquiry respecting the Performance of the Harp in the Highlands of Scotland, from the Earliest Times until it was discontinued about the year 1734 . . . (Edinb., 1807).
Page 403 - The First Booke of Consort Lessons, made by divers exquisite Authors for sixe Instruments to play together, viz : the Treble Lute, the Pandora, the Citterne, the Base Violl, the Lute. and the Treble Violl.
Page 415 - Vocalis, an Essay on the History and Theory of Music and on the qualities, capabilities, and management of the Human Voice'.
Page 167 - German Songs and Songwriters" " European Reminiscences" " Syllabus of Musical History," and " Great Composers and Their Work " (1899), "The National Music of America (1900),
Page 197 - Musikalischer Trichter, dadurch ein geschickter Informator seinen Informandis die edle Singekunst nach heutiger Manier bald und leicht einbringen kann' (Frankfort, 1706).— See Q.-Lex.
Page 115 - 98 he was in Rome, then returning to Naples, and all the time actively engaged in operatic composition. In 1798, too, he was seriously ill at Naples; and the year after, having openly taken part in the Neapolitan revolutionary demonstration on the entrance of the French army into the city, he was imprisoned and condemned to death by King Ferdinand, a sentence commuted to banishment. Going to Venice, he was at work on a new opera, Artemisia, when death suddenly overtook him. It was bruited abroad...
Page 467 - Here lies HENRY PURCELL, Esq., who left this life, and is gone to that blessed place where only his harmony can be exceeded.
Page 466 - Purcell (pur'-sl), (i) H., d. London, 1664 ; gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey. (2) Henry (called "the younger"), London, 1658 — of consumption, Dean's Yard, Westminster, Nov. 21, 1695 ; son of above. Most eminent of strictly English composers. Chorister Chapel Royal, and studied with Cooke, Humfrey, and Dr. Blow ; at 18 c. mus. for Dryden's tragedy...
Page 30 - ... his son Wilhelm Friedemann, B. arrived at Potsdam. He improvised upon the various Silbermann pianos in the palace, followed from room to room by the king and his musicians. The next day he tried the principal organs in Potsdam, improvising a 6-part fugue on a theme proposed by the king. He afterward wrote a 3-part fugue on this theme, a Ricercare in 6 parts, several canons inscribed "Thematis regii elaborationes canonicae," and a trio for flute, violin, and bass, dedicating the "Musikalisches...
Page 403 - The First Booke of Aires or little short songes to sing and play to the Lute with the Base Viol,

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