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Viotti and the Chinnerys : a relationship charted through letters

Author: Denise Yim
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004.
Series: Music in nineteenth-century Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Italian violinist and composer Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824) is considered today to have been one of the most significant forces in the history of violin playing. In 1792 he met Margaret and William Chinnery, a wealthy English couple with strong connections in the world of arts and letters. From that point onwards Viotti's life became inextricably bound up with theirs; he moved into their home and became
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
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Yim, Denise, 1947-
Viotti and the Chinnerys.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2004
(OCoLC)639397363
Named Person: Giovanni Battista Viotti; Giovanni Battista Viotti; Chinnery family; Chinnery family.; Giovanni Battista Viotti
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Yim
ISBN: 0754631613 9780754631613
OCLC Number: 52464693
Description: xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Before Paris; Paris, 1782-92; London, 1793; Letters from the Continent, 1793; The Hanover Square concerts, 1794; Letters from Bath, 1794; The opera concert and Chinnery concerts, 1795; Last solo performances and exile, 1796-98; Paris, 1802; Music at Gillwell, 1801-07; Gillwell, London, Oxford, Brighton, 1808-11; At Charles Street, 1812-14; Paris, 1814; The Philharmonic Society, 1813-14; Between London and the Continent, 1815-18; Paris, 1819-20; Paris, 1821; Viotti's final years, 1822-24; After Viotti's death; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Music in nineteenth-century Britain.
Responsibility: Denise Yim.

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