By John Sainsbury
The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The booklet, 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 extraordinary English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It incorporates a 'summary of the background of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the variety of the knowledge supplied is mammoth, together with the main vague in addition to the main well-known: fourteen pages on Mozart are by way of 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 troubled by way of deafness. This paintings is a mine of knowledge on musical existence and perceptions of tune heritage within the early 19th century.
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In Paris he seems to have devoted himself entirely to the latter instrument; and has published in that city, in conjunction with Adam, a didactic work on the piano-forte which the conservatory has given the preference to, and ordered that the students in that establishment should be instructed from it. The following is its title, " Nouvelh Mithode, ou Principe ge'ne'ral du doigtt •pour le Forte-piano, suivie d'une collection complette de tous les traits possibles, avec le doigte", en commencant par les plus aise's, jusqu'aux plus difficiles, termine'e par un LAC dictionnaire de passages aussi doigte's et tiris des auteurs les plus ctlebres, par L.
Grand Concerto pour leClavecin," Op. 9, Frankfort, 1794. " Trois Trios pour le Clavdcm, Violon, et Bass," Op. 10, Offenbach, 1795. , etBass," Mentz, 1795. " Recueil des Allemandes, Angloises, Sfc. pour le Clavecin," Vienna, 1798. " Thime, avec douze Variations pour le Clavecin," 1801. " " Quartet pour le Clavecin, avec deux Violons et Violoncello," Op. 13. " Deux Grands Trios pour le Clavecin, Violon, et Violoncello obligato," Op. 2, Augsburg, 1802. In the year 1788, a violinist, of the name of La Lance, was engaged at the Theatre Francais in Paris.
LAFOND, a good French violinist, and pupil of the celebrated Rode, made his first appearance in public at Paris, in 1800. He was then only fifteen years old. His excellent performances procured him the greatest applause. LAFONT, ( C H . P H . ) a celebrated French violinist, resident during many years in Russia, is a native of Paris. His first violinmaster was Bertheaume, (his uncle) and he received lessons in composition from Navoigille the elder and Berton. Early in life he travelled to various courts of Europe with his uncle Bertheaume.
A Dictionary of Musicians, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Volume 2 by John Sainsbury