A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period. Volume II

Creator

Date

1776

Identifier

de Beer Ec 1776 B

Type

Publisher

London: Printed for the Author and sold by J. Robson and G. Robinson

Abstract

Musicologist Charles Burney (1726-1814) worked closely with his daughter, Frances, to complete his many essays on music theory and history. Charles was motivated by literary and social success. He valued his reputation very highly, which seems to have influenced his relationship with Frances: he claimed to have read his daughter’s first novel, Evelina (1778), only after it became successful, and even then he approached it ‘with fear & trembling,’ wondering whether 'she c[oul]d write a book worth reading'.

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Citation

Charles Burney, “A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period. Volume II,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 25, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10179.