By G. Grove
This can be a reissue of the 1st version of George Grove's Dictionary of song and Musicians, which has on account that developed to develop into the biggest and so much authoritative paintings of its sort in English. The undertaking grew within the making: the identify web page of quantity 1 (1879) refers to 'two volumes', yet by the point quantity four seemed in 1889 there has been additionally a 300-page appendix and a separate index quantity. The dictionary was once a world venture, with members from Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, Vienna and Boston along these established in Britain. It used to be 'intended to provide a very good and lengthy stated wish' bobbing up from the elevated curiosity in all features of tune, which used to be 'rapidly turning into an important department of education', and to cater for the pro whereas being available to the novice. it's a interesting record of musical tastes and values within the past due Victorian interval.
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Alcock published several glees of his own composition, and 'The Rudiments of Singing,' with about thirty solfeggi to assist persons wishing to sing at sight. [W. H. ] ADDISON, JOHN, the son of an ingenious village mechanic, at an early age displayed a taste for music, and learned to play upon several instruments. Having, about 1793, married Miss Willems, a niece of Reinhold, the bass singer, a lady possessed of a fine voice and considerable taste, he conceived the idea of pursuing music as a profession.
Lawrence, Jewry, near Guildhall. [W. H. ] sacred musical drama entitled 'Elijah raising the Widow's Son,' adapted by Addison to music by Winter, was produced at Drury Lane Theatre in the series of Lenten oratorios, under the direction of Sir George Smart. Addison next employed himself as a teacher of singing, and in that capacity instructed many singers who maintained very creditable positions in their profession; amongst others, James Pyne, Pearman, Leoni Lee,and Thomas Millar. He died at an advanced age, on Jan.
F. ] ADAM, Louis, born at Miettershelz in Alsace, 1758, died in Paris 1848; a pianist of the first rank; appeared in Paris when only seventeen as the composer of two symphoniesconcertantes for the harp, piano, and violin, the first of their kind, which were performed at the Concerts Spirituels. Having acquired a reputation for teaching, in 1797 he was appointed professor at the Conservatoire, a post he retained fortyfive years, training many eminent pupils, of whom the most celebrated are Kalkbrenner, Herold, father and son, Chaulieu, Henri le Moine, and Mme.