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 amazing 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 titanic, together with the main imprecise in addition to the main recognized: fourteen pages on Mozart are by means 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 residing and composing, albeit bothered by means of deafness. This paintings is a mine of knowledge on musical lifestyles and perceptions of track heritage within the early 19th century.
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Published several practical works, and a method for his instrument. " He is also known by eight other operas for his instrument. LABORDE, (JEAK BENJAMIN) born at Paris in 1734, was of an opulent family, and received a distinguished education, both in the classics, sciences, and arts. He received lessons on the violin from the celebrated Dauvergne, and in composition, from Rameau. , he became in a short time the, confidant and favourite of that prince, whose liberality placed at his disposal large sums of money, which he soon dissipated.
R. VON) probably an amateur. He published, as a work of his own, "Lieder," Hamburgh, 1797. LACKMANN, (AD. HENRY) author of " Gedankeniiber das bey Tondern gefundeue goldene Horn," Hamburgh, 1735; i. e, 31 LAC " Hints on the golden Horn found near Tondern," Hamburgh, 1735. This work is chiefly antiquarian. LACOMBE, (JACQUES) formerly a bookseller in Paris, and born there in the year 1724, was the father-in-law of the celebrated Gr&ry. He published the following works : " Dictionnaire Portatif des Beaux Arts, ou AbrSge' de ce qui concerne VArchitecture, la Sculpture, la Peinture, la Gravure, la Poe"sie, et la Musique, avec la definition de ces Arts, Vexplication des termes et des chases qui leur appartiennent, ensemble les noms, la date de la naissance et de la mort, les circonstances les plus remarquables de la vie, et le genre particulier des talens des personnes qui se sont distingues dans ces differens arts, parini les anciens et les modernes, en France, et dans les pays etrangers," Paris, 1752,1753,1759, 8vo.
His Op. 3, dedicated to Madame de Genlis, appeared in 1805. LAM her personal allurements, does not entirely depend, at present, upon the fidelity of historians ; since an exquisite engraving of her head, upon an amethyst, with the veil and bandage of her profession, is preserved in the king of France's collection, which, in some measure, authenticates the accounts of her beauty. As she was a great traveller, her reputation soon became very extensive. Her first journey from Athens, the place of her birth, was into Egypt, whither she was drawn by LAMBERT, (JOHANN HENRY) a French the fame of the flute-players of that country.
A Dictionary of Musicians, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Volume 2 by John Sainsbury