Music and theatre in Handel's world : the family papers of James Harris, 1732-1780 (Book, 2002) []
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Music and theatre in Handel's world : the family papers of James Harris, 1732-1780

Music and theatre in Handel's world : the family papers of James Harris, 1732-1780

Author: Donald Burrows; Rosemary Dunhill; James Harris
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"James Harris (1709-80) was an author of philosophical treatises and an enthusiastic amateur musician who directed the concerts and music festivals at Salisbury for nearly fifty years. His family and social circle had close connections with London's music-making: his brother was a witness to Handel's will, and his correspondents sent him lively reports on all aspects of musical life in the capital - opera, oratorio,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Archives
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Harris family; Harris (Famille); Harris family.; James Harris
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Burrows; Rosemary Dunhill; James Harris
ISBN: 0198166540 9780198166542
OCLC Number: 45799657
Description: xliv, 1212 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Mr Handel's friends, 1732-1759 --
Part II. Public and family life --
Appendix 1: Librettos --
Appendix 2: Correspondents and diary writers --
Family trees. Harris and Shaftesbury families ; Wyndham family ; Knatchbull family.
Responsibility: Donald Burrows and Rosemary Dunhill.
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This title offers first-hand descriptions of 18th-century theatre from philosopher and musician, James Harris (1709-80). There are: anecdotes about Handel and his music; exchanges of letters with  Read more...


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... an excellent example of combining extensive research with a simple but effective presentation of its results. Hudebni veda (Musicology) There is plenty here to engage the historian of London Read more...

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