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Avison, Charles 1709-1770

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Works: 485 works in 1,142 publications in 4 languages and 8,216 library holdings
Genres: Scores  Excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sonatas  Psalms (Music)  Concerti grossi  Arrangements (Music)  Concertos  History 
Roles: Author, Arranger, Translator, Composer, Editor, Adapter, Creator, Contributor
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An essay on musical expression by Charles Avison( Book )
81 editions published between 1752 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Concerto grosso arrangements of Geminiani's opus 1 violin sonatas by Francesco Geminiani( score )
29 editions published between 1740 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 432 libraries worldwide
"Charles Avison was the leading advocate of the Italian concerto-grosso style in England during the eighteenth century. A pupil of Francesco Geminiani and a friend to many other Italian musicians who immigrated to England during this period, Avison wrote more than fifty works in the genre, including his well-known orchestral transcriptions of Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas, and he was happy to assume the role of the genre's staunchest defender. Avison's arrangements of Geminiani's Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo, op. 1 (1716) were unknown to us until 2002, when they were discovered in the second of two of his workbooks that reappeared after being hidden for more than two hundred years. These works represent a significant addition not only to the repertoire and reputation of Avison, but also to our understanding of the influence of the Italian concerto-grosso style in England during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries." --
Six concertos, op. 3 ; Eight concertos, op. 4 by Charles Avison( file )
8 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Twelve concertos, op. 6 by Charles Avison( file )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Concerti grossi after Scarlatti by Charles Avison( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 286 libraries worldwide
12 concerti grossi after Geminiani's Sonatas for violin and basso continuo, op. 1 by Francesco Geminiani( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic Content and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Psalms : Estro-poetico armonico by Benedetto Marcello( file )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Six sonatas for two violins and a bass opus 1 ; Six sonatas for the harpsichord opus 8 by Charles Avison( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic Content and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Sonatas for harpsichord opus 5 & 7 by Charles Avison( file )
3 editions published in 2010 in No Linguistic Content and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Concerti by Charles Avison( file )
5 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic Content and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Concerti grossi op. 9 & 10 by Charles Avison( file )
3 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Concerti grossi : d'après D. Scarlatti by Charles Avison( file )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Concertos from Opus 6 by Charles Avison( file )
2 editions published in 1971 in No Linguistic Content and French and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Concerti from opus 9 (1766) by Charles Avison( file )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Charles Avison's Essay on musical expression : with related writings by William Hayes and Charles Avison by Charles Avison( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
"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 publication it was followed by William Hayes's Remarks (1753), to which Avison himself retorted in his Reply. Taken together these three texts offer a fascinating insight into the debate that raged in the eighteenth century between the promoters of the so-called 'ancient music' (such as Hayes) and the more 'modern' musicians
A reply to the author of Remarks on the essay on musical expression. In a letter form Mr. Avison, to his friend in London by Charles Avison( file )
18 editions published between 1753 and 2005 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Six sonatas, for the harpsichord. With accompanyments for two violins and a violoncello. ... by Charles Avison ... Opera ottava by Charles Avison( file )
11 editions published between 1764 and 2018 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A collection of hymns as sung by the children of All Saints School by Charles Avison( file )
10 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Six sonatas for the harpsichord with accompanyments for two violins and violoncello. ... By Charles Avison ... Opera quinta by Charles Avison( file )
9 editions published in 1756 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Six concerto's in seven parts. : Dedicated to the Honourable Colonel Blathwayt, by Charles Avision, Organist, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Opera secunda by Charles Avison( file )
3 editions published in 1740 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
 
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A. Charles Avison
Avison 1709-1770
Avison 1710-1770
Avison, Charles, 1710-1770
Avison, Karl 1709-1770
Çarlz Evison
Charles Avison
Charles Avison angielski kompozytor
Charles Avison britisk komponist
Charles Avison Brits componist (1709-1770)
Charles Avison brittisk kompositör
Charles Avison compositeur britannique
Charles Avison compositore e organista britannico
Charles Avison englischer Komponist
Τσαρλς Έιβισον
Чарльз Ависон
エイヴィソン
チャールズ・エイヴィソン
查尔斯·阿维森
Languages
English (176)
German (11)
French (1)
Italian (1)
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