By G. Grove
It is a reissue of the 1st version of George Grove's Dictionary of tune and Musicians, which has seeing that developed to turn into the biggest and such a lot authoritative paintings of its style in English. The undertaking grew within the making: the name 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 used to be a global venture, with members from Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, Vienna and Boston along these established in Britain. It was once 'intended to provide an outstanding and lengthy said wish' bobbing up from the elevated curiosity in all points of track, which was once 'rapidly turning into a necessary department of education', and to cater for the pro whereas being obtainable to the novice. it's a interesting record of musical tastes and values within the overdue Victorian interval.
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Our remarks on the remaining facts of Adam's biography can be condensed into few words. In IS47 he started, at his own expense and responsibility, a new operatic theatre called Theatre National, and destined to bring the works of young aspiring composers before the public. These laudable efforts were interrupted by the outbreak of the Revolution in the February of the ensuing year. The theatre had to close, Adam having sunk in the enterprise all his earnings, and having moreover incurred a considerable debt, to discharge which he henceforth, like Sir Walter Scott, considered the chief task of his life.
He died in Vienna, Aug. 24,1804, aged sixty-four. Mozart's letters contain frequent references to him, and always of an affectionate and intimate character. Through all the difficulties and vicissitudes of theatrical life, nothing occurred to interrupt their intercourse, though evidence is not wanting that Adamberger's temper was none ADAMS, THOMAS, was born Sept. 5, 1785. He commenced the study of music, under Dr. Busby, at eleven years of age. In 1802 he obtained the appointment of organist of Carlisle Chapel, Lambeth, which he held until 1814, in which year (on March 22) he was elected, after a competition in playing with twenty-eight other candidates, organist of the church of St.
A 'masque,' or 'serenata,' or 'pastoral opera,' composed by Handel at Cannons, probably in 1720 (date is wanting on autograph); and performed there probably in 1721. Words by Gay, with additions by Pope, Hughes, and Dryden. Re-scored by Mozart for Van Swieten, Nov. 1788. Put on the stage at Drury Lane by Macready, Feb. —'Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo,' an entirely different work, was composed in Italy in 1708-9. ACT. A section of a drama having a completeness and often a climax of its own. Though the word Act has no representative in Greek, the division indicated by it was not unknown to the ancient theatre, where the intervention of the chorus stopped the action as completely as the fall of the curtain in the modern.
A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) (Volume 1) by G. Grove