Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

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Alfred Remy
G. Schirmer, 1919 - Music - 1094 pages
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This is the essential reference for classical musicians. Slonimsky's quirky humor permeates the book. A good example can found on page xvii (the preface to the 6th edition, which for some reason is ... Read full review

Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians

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Although longtime Baker's editor Slonimsky died in 1995, his easily recognizable, sometimes tongue-in-cheek style pervades this ninth, or "centennial," edition of his famed dictionary. Since the last ... Read full review

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Page 453 - Les Danses des morts, dissertations et recherches historiques, philosophiques, littéraires et musicales sur les divers monuments de ce genre qui existent ou qui ont existé tant en France qu'à l'étranger, accompagnées de la Danse macabre, grande ronde vocale et instrumentale...
Page 419 - The Troubadours: A History of Provencal Life and Literature in the Middle Ages. By FRANCIS HUEFFER.
Page 60 - The First Verse of every Psalm of David, with an Ancient or Modern Chant, in Score, adapted as much as possible to the Sentiment of each Psalm.
Page 87 - The Singing Master's Assistant" (1776), "Music in Miniature" (1779). "The Psalm Singer's Amusement " (1781), " The Suffolk Harmony : Containing Tunes, Fugues and Anthems " (1786), " The Continental Harmony " (1794). Billings was, in his rough way, a pioneer of good church-music in America ; he first used the pitch-pipe, introduced the 'cello into church-choirs, and is said to have originated concerts in New F.ngland.
Page 241 - ENGEL'S (CARL) Music of the Most Ancient Nations ; particularly of the Assyrians, Egyptians, And Hebrews; with Special Reference to the Discoveries in Western Asia and in Egypt. With 100 Illustrations. 8vo. 16s. ENGLAND (HISTORY or) from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles, 1713—83. By LORD MAHON (now Earl Stanhope). Library Edition, 7 Vols. 8vo. 93«.
Page 244 - Rossini, sa vie et ses œuvres" (1854); " Vie et aventures des cantatrices célèbres, précédées des musiciens de l'Empire, et suivies de la vie anecdotique de Paganini
Page 347 - An Historical Enquiry respecting the Performance on the Harp in the Highlands of Scotland, from the earliest times until it was discontinued about the year 1734; to which is prefixed an account of a very ancient Caledonian harp, and of the harp of Queen Mary.
Page 357 - Bédos et tous les progrès et perfectionnements de la facture jusqu'à ce jour, précédé d'une notice historique sur l'orgue, et suivi d'une Biographie des principaux facteurs d'orgues français ou étrangers (3 vols., Paris, 1849; new ed.
Page 283 - Landesbibliothek" at Kassel. Fuhr'mann, Martin Heinrich, b. abt. 1670; d. abt. 1736 as Lutheran cantor in the \Verder Gymnasium, Berlin (since 1704) ; an admirer of Mattheson, and an eminent theorist and critic. He publ. a series of theoretical and polemical treatises ; his earliest pedagogical work is " Musikalischer Trichter, dadurch ein geschickter Informator seinen Informandis die edle Singekunst nach heutiger Manier bald und leicht einbringen kann
Page 421 - A Grammar of Counterpoint"; "The History of Modern Music" (1862); "The Third or Transition Period of Musical History " (1865) ; "The Cultivation of the Speaking Voice"; "Music in the House " (1877) ; and numerous historical and scientific mus.

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