Book/Printed Material A general history of music, from the earliest ages to the present period : to which is prefixed, a dissertation on the music of the ancients

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Title

  • A general history of music, from the earliest ages to the present period : to which is prefixed, a dissertation on the music of the ancients

Names

  • Burney, Charles, 1726-1814.

Created / Published

  • London : Printed for the author, 1776-89.

Headings

  • -  Music--History and criticism

Notes

  • -  First edition. A 2nd edition of v. 1 was published in 1789.
  • -  Vol. 2, printed, like the other 3 vols., with the long s, and with a leaf of "corrections and additions" at end, differs in these and other particulars from a later printing, also dated 1782, but printed with the modern s, as in the 2nd edition of v. 1.
  • -  Some of the musical illustrations are engraved.
  • -  "Chronological list of the principal books published on the subject of music in England, during the present century": v. 4, p. [687]-688.
  • -  With vol. 4 is bound the author's An account of the musical performance in Westminister-abbey, and the Pantheon ... in commemoration of Handel ... London, 1785.
  • -  LC Copy 2, Volumes 2-4: From the Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout Papers in the Library of Congress.

Medium

  • 4 v. : fronts. (incl. port.) illus. (incl. music) 9 pl. (part fold., incl. music) ; 28 x 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • ML159 .B958
  • Microfilm Music 5000 Item B-156a, Reel 37, 39 Microfilm. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, [1982]. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. On reel with other titles.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 36034066

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  • image

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Burney, Charles. A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period: To Which Is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Music of the Ancients. London: Printed for the author, -89, 1776. Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/36034066/.

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Burney, C. (1776) A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period: To Which Is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Music of the Ancients. London: Printed for the author, -89. [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/36034066/.

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Burney, Charles. A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period: To Which Is Prefixed, a Dissertation on the Music of the Ancients. London: Printed for the author, -89, 1776. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/36034066/>.