A Dictionary of Musicians, Alexandre CHORON.

A Dictionary of Musicians,

from the earliest ages to the present time. Comprising the most important biographical contents of the works of Gerber, Choron, and Fayolle, Count Orloff, Dr. Burney, Sir John Hawkins, &c. &c. Together with upwards of a hundred original memoirs of the most eminent living musicians; and a summary of the history of music. Vol. I [-II]. Second edition.

London: Sainsbury and Co., 1827.

2 volumes. Octavo. Full dark red cloth with titling gilt to spine, marbled edges. I: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [iii]-iv (Preface), [v]-lxxii (Summary, translated from the French), 401, [i] (blank); II: 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [562] pp.

Bindings slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Light uniform browning; minor signs of wear.

The present work was first published in 1810-1811 in collaboration with the musicologist François-Joseph-Marie Fayolle (1774-1852).

"Fayolle is best known for his compilation of the Dictionnaire des musiciens. To write this work, for which Choron supplied virtually nothing but the introduction and a few articles, Fayolle had to rely heavily on the work of the earlier music historians and lexicographers Gerber, Forkel, Burney and La Borde." Jean Mongrédien in Grove Music Online.

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