A Dictionary of Musicians, from the Earliest Ages to the by John Sainsbury

By John Sainsbury

The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The publication, as he recognizes on his identify web page, borrows from the formerly released works of Choron and Fayolle (in French), Gerber (in German), Orloff (Russian, writing in French), and his remarkable English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It incorporates a 'summary of the heritage of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the diversity of the knowledge supplied is sizeable, together with the main vague in addition to the main recognized: fourteen pages on Mozart are via 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 dwelling and composing, albeit stricken by way of deafness. This paintings is a mine of knowledge on musical existence and perceptions of song background within the early 19th century.

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He followed his royal master into Prussia, and on his decease, shortly afterwards, wrote 23 KRA K O Z the music for his funeral. He subsequently was appointed inspector of the imperial chapel at St. Petersburg, and in 1804 the funeral music which he wrote for the king was performed by the whole band of the imperial chapel on the death of Giarnovichi, Madame Mara taking the principal solo part. Kosslowsky has also published some songs, and collections of Polonaises. KOTTOWSKY, (GEORG WILHELM) chamber-musician and flutist at Dessau, was an eminent pupil of Quarz.

6. " A Rondo on the Chord of the diminished Seventh," one sheet, 1810. Of the third class, the principal work is, " Concerto for the Piano-forte and an Orchestra, with the Cadences, as performed in public by Master Kollman," Op. 8,1804. KOLLMAN, (G. ) son of the preceding, is an eminent pianist, especially admired for the richness and variety of his extemporary performance. He has composed many very beautiful canzonets, few of which have, as yet, been given to the public, though, we are happy to be informed, that it is the intention of the author shortly to publish some of them.

He died at Paris in 1728, at the age of seventy-five. LAMARRE, (N. DE) a French violoncellist, was a pupil of Henri Levasseur; he also took some lessons of the celebrated Duport. Lamarre was much admired in Paris about the year 1800. LAMB, (BENJAMIN) organist of Eton college, and verger of the chapel of St. George, at Windsor. He composed many anthems, at the beginning of the seventeenth century. LAMBERT (G. ) was born at Beverley, in Yorkshire, in the year 1795, and received the rudiments of his musical education under his father, who was organist of the minster, the principal church in that town.

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