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The theatre career of Thomas Arne

Author: Todd Gilman
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Co-published with the Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book concerns the life and theatrical career of the great native-born English composer and musician of the eighteenth century, Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778), best known today as the composer  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Augustine Arne; Thomas Augustine Arne; Thomas Augustine Arne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gilman
ISBN: 9781611494365 1611494362 9781611494372 1611494370
OCLC Number: 809456963
Description: xix, 623 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Young Thomas Augustine Arne --
Drury lane, 1735-1740 --
From Cliveden to Dublin --
Young Charles Burney --
Drury lane and Vauxhall Gardens, 1744-1750 --
Divisions and difficulties --
Dublin encore --
The Brent, or English Syren --
Harmony in an Uproar --
Arne's orbit --
Shakespeare's Jubilee --
Arne's last operas --
Poor devil of a crotchet monger --
Decline and death --
Appendices: 1. Letters between Arne and Garrick --
2. Arne's Will.
Responsibility: Todd Gilman.

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Gilman, a Yale librarian, considers Arne's current musical reputation to be unjustly diminished compared with Handel's and aims to correct the imbalance. Certainly he makes a good case for Arne's Read more...

 
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