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At the same theatre ...

From: Remarks on Sr. J. Hawkins's 'General history of music', 1776.

At the same theatre ...

From: Remarks on Sr. J. Hawkins's 'General history of music', 1776.

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Other Creator: Burney, Charles, 1726-1814
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Date: 1776
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Description:
Page numbers written in ink have been crossed out and replaced by different page numbers written in pencil.
Section ends with a note written in pencil: "Here insert an engraving of the transcript" although the engraving is not included.
Index on flyleaf.
Binding: contemporary parchment.
Abstract:
Manuscript, in a single hand, with numerous corrections, of notes on "A General History of the Science and Practice of Music" by Sir John Hawkins. Citations from Hawkins' work are followed by often disparaging commentary upon them; Burney remarks that "Ch. V. Bk. IV is chiefly made up of dry dictionary articles of Biography, loosely littering his Book as if he had been in want of a needle & thread to tack them together," and "Vol. III p. 262 He calls Jno. Okenheim the disciple of Jusquin whereas it is well known he was the master." He includes a list of "Omissions of Composers & Performers who died long before Sr. Jno. published his History & therefore had fair Claims to a Niche in it." The work is interspersed with commentaries on various pieces and composers, accompanied by fragments of musical notation, and followed by a piece on "Dancing," a history of opera and theater titled "Progress of the Musical Drama or opera, at Venice," and another titled "Progress of the Musical Drama at Rome."
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1 v. (ca. 212 p.) ; 20 x 17 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Curated Collection: The Osborn Collection
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Object ID: 2035530
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