Dr. Karl Burney's Abhandlung über die Musik der Alten. Aus dem Englischen übersezst und mit einigen Anmerkungen. Charles BURNEY.
ESCHENBURG, Johann Joachim 1743-1820, trans.

Dr. Karl Burney's Abhandlung über die Musik der Alten. Aus dem Englischen übersezst und mit einigen Anmerkungen ...

Leipzig: Schwickert, 1781.

Small quarto. Contemporary marbled boards with dark red leather title label gilt to spine, edges blue. 1f. (recto illustrated title, verso blank), 1f. (foreword), 202, 207-216 pp.

With numerous musical examples within text.

Uniform browning; foxed; occasional small stains; lacking 2ff. (pp. 203-206).

First Edition. Not in Gregory-Bartlett or Wolffheim. RISM Écrits p. 191.

"As an enthusiast of music [Eschenburg] organized concerts in Brunswick and corresponded with C.P.E. and W.F. Bach, but his most important contributions to music were his translations of stage pieces and of scholarly writings ... He translated books on music and poetry from the English of Avison, Brown, Burney and Webb and wrote articles on musical subjects for German periodicals." Howard Serwer in Grove Music Online.

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