Burney, Charles, 1726-1814

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Birth 1726-04-07
Death 1814-04-12
Italian, English, Latin

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Charles Burney, British musician and author. He is the father of Frances Burney, Madame d'Arblay, the writer.

From the guide to the Charles Burney (musician and author) manuscript material : 1 item, 1792, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Charles Burney established a reputation as an organist and composer before moving to London in 1760. There he became a central figure in the circle gathered around author Samuel Johnson. Burney published numerous works of music scholarship, most notably his four-volume A General History of Music (1776-1789). Eight of his children survived to adulthood, including novelist Frances d'Arblay, generally known as Fanny Burney.

From the description of Correspondence, 1755-1811. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213454

Charles Burney (1726-1814), English musician, composer, and music historian.

From the description of Copies of 16th-17th century vocal music. [1770s?] (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 505208072

English composer and music historian.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 12 July 1796 and 30 June 1799, to Joseph C. Walker, 1796 July 12 and 1799 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674015

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 5 May [1808], [and n.p., n.d.], to Edmond Malone, 1808 May 5 and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674012

From the description of Autograph note on his visiting card, dated : Greenwich, [n.d.], to Thomas Kidd, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899897

Burney was an English musician and historian of music.

From the description of Letter, 1797. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83562248

Charles Burney, British musician and author. Beginning his career as a music teacher to the London upper classes, he began publishing histories, mostly on music-related subjects, in the 1770's. His daughter is Fanny Burney, the English novelist.

From the description of Charles Burney manuscript material : 3 items, ca. 1816-1823 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 77744151


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