By John Sainsbury
The writer John Sainsbury produced this two-volume biographical dictionary of musicians in 1824. The publication, 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 remarkable English predecessors, Dr Burney and Sir John Hawkings. It includes a 'summary of the historical past of music', in addition to biographies and memoirs of musicians. the variety of the knowledge supplied is enormous, together with the main imprecise in addition to the main recognized: fourteen pages on Mozart are by way 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 way of deafness. This paintings is a mine of data on musical lifestyles and perceptions of tune historical past within the early 19th century.
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LACY. This celebrated English singer received the rudiments of his musical education at Bath, under Rauzzini, and subsequently studied in Italy, where he so entirely mastered both the language and the style of singing of the natives, that he has since appeared to superior advantage, even by the side of the most approved. Italians who have visited this country. From the weak state of his health, Lacy was induced, in the year 1818, together with his wife, to accept an engagement at Calcutta, where they are now residing.
He was, pre- LAN vious to the year 1790, an officer in the royal French guards, but, during the revolution, quitted both the service and his country, and resided for some time at Frankfort on the Maine, where he was under the necessity of seeking a subsistence by giving lessons on the piano-forte. Afterwards he went to Silesia, where he lived on the estate of a nobleman, to whom he gave instruction on the piano-forte. He published the following compositions: " Romances et autres Chantes de Zitta," Paris.
8,1804. KOLLMAN, (G. ) son of the preceding, is an eminent pianist, especially admired for the richness and variety of his extemporary performance. He has composed many very beautiful canzonets, few of which have, as yet, been given to the public, though, we are happy to be informed, that it is the intention of the author shortly to publish some of them. KONINCK, (SERVAAS BE) a Dutch composer, died at Amsterdam about 1720. He published several collections of songs and some motets. KONIZEK, a celebrated violinist at Prague, flourished about the year 1722.