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Charles Avison's Essay on musical expression : with related writings by William Hayes and Charles Avison

Author: Charles Avison; Pierre Dubois; William Hayes
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charles Avison's Essay on Musical Expression, first published in 1752, is a major contribution to the debate on musical aesthetics which developed in the course of the eighteenth century. Considered by Charles Burney as the first essay devoted to 'musical criticism' proper, it established the primary importance of 'expression' and reconsidered the relative importance of harmony and melody. Immediately after its
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Charles Avison; William Hayes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Avison; Pierre Dubois; William Hayes
ISBN: 0754634604 9780754634607
OCLC Number: 52542069
Notes: Includes Remarks on Mr. Avison's Essay on musical expression by William Hayes and Avison's reply.
Description: xlviii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An Essay on Musical Expression (1752-53) / Charles Avison --
Remarks on Mr. Avison's Essay on Musical Expression (1753) / William Hayes --
A Reply to the Author of Remarks on the Essay on Musical Expression (1753) / Charles Avison --
Miscellaneous 'Prefaces' and 'Advertisements' / Charles Avison --
'Preface' --
6 Concertos in 7 Parts op. 3 (1751) --
'Advertisement' --
8 Concertos in 7 Parts op. 4 (1755) --
'Advertisement' --
6 Sonatas for the Harpsichord op. 5 (1756) --
'Advertisement' --
26 Concertos (1758) --
'Advertisement' --
6 Sonatas for the Harpsichord op. 7 (1760) --
'Advertisement' --
6 Sonatas for the Harpsichord op. 8 (1764) --
'Preface' --
12 Concertos op. 9 (1766) --
'Remarks on the Psalms of Marcello' (1757) / Charles Avison.
Other Titles: Essay on musical expression
Responsibility: edited by Pierre Dubois.

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British musician and composer Avison's (1710-70) Essay, first published in 1752, constituted a turning point in the discourse on musical aesthetics in Britain in the middle of the 18th century, says  Read more...

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