The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney: Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England

The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney: Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England

by Philip Olleson

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Susan Burney (1755-1800), daughter of the music historian Charles Burney and sister of the novelist Frances (Fanny) Burney, was a knowledgeable enthusiast for music, particularly for opera, with the ability to capture vividly musical life and the personalities involved in it. Her extensive journals and letters, a selection from which is presented here, provide a striking portrait of social, domestic and cultural life in London, the Home Counties and in Ireland in the late eighteenth century. They are of the greatest importance and interest to musicologists and historians.

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ISBN-13: 9781409495468
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Philip Olleson is Emeritus Professor of Historical Musicology in the Department of Music at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has written extensively on the social history of music in England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Among his previous publications are The Letters of Samuel Wesley: Professional and Social Correspondence, 1797-1837 (2001), Samuel Wesley (1766-1837): A Source Book (2001) (with Michael Kassler), and Samuel Wesley: The Man and his Music (2003).

Table of Contents

Contents: General introduction; Biographical introduction; Textual introduction. The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney, 1779-1799: Streatham and Chessington, September 1779; London, October 1779-June 1780; Chessington, October 1780; Chessington, April 1783; Norbury Park, June 1784; Boulogne, February 1785; Mickleham, June 1786-March 1787; Windsor, April 1787; Mickleham and London, May 1787-July 1794; London, November 1795-September 1796; The journey to Ireland, October 1796; Dublin and Belcotton, October 1796-December 1799; Parkgate, December 1799; Bibliography; Index.

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