[(A Dictionary of Musicians, from the Earliest Ages to the by John Sainsbury

By John Sainsbury

The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The booklet, as he recognizes on his name web page, borrows from the formerly released works of Choron and Fayolle (in French), Gerber (in German), Orloff (Russian, writing in French), and his striking English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It includes a 'summary of the heritage of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the variety of the knowledge supplied is gigantic, together with the main vague in addition to the main recognized: fourteen pages on Mozart are through 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 dwelling and composing, albeit bothered via deafness. This paintings is a mine of knowledge on musical lifestyles and perceptions of tune background within the early 19th century.

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It is a very interesting metrius. Plutarch, in his life of this prince, tells subject, and well treated in the Me'moires de VAcadimie de Berlin, 1775. " Sur le us, that " the celebrated Lamia was among Son des Corps Elastiques," in the Nov. Act. the female captives taken in this victory. Helvet. torn. i. p. 42. " Sur la Vitesse da She had been universally admired at first, Son," in the JHe'moires de VAcademie de on account of her talents, for she was a Berlin, 1768; and " Sur quelques Instrit- wonderful performer on the flute ; but aftermens Acotistioues," in the Me'moires de wards, her fortune became more splendid by the charms of her person, which proVAcademie de Berlin, 1763.

Gerber finds, however, the name spelt as above in the Journ. de la Litter, de Fr. An. 6, p. " Op. 4, Paris, 1798. ) a Parisian composer, has written for the theatres there, " Les vieux Foux," and "Senzel,ou le Magislrat du Ptuple" 1794. " Op. 1, Paris, 1793, and " Trois Sonates pour le Clav. " Op. 5, 1802. LAELIUS, (D. DANIEL) a professor of the lute in the beginning of the seventeenth century. He published " Testudo Spititualis," Frankfort, 1616, 4to. This work contained the " Lobwasser Psalms," with French melodies, for the lute.

F. " Op. n&" Deux Sonat. " Op. 20, 1798. LAMOTTE, (FRANCOIS) first violin at the imperial chapel at Vienna,* was born there in 1751. At the age of twelve, he played a concerto of his own composition before the whole court. In 1767, the emperor allowed him to travel. His talent at that time promised what Dr. " He could play entire pages of music without changing his string. In 1779, he came to London, where he was imprisoned for debt, and escaped, with many others, at the time of lord George Gordon's riot.

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