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Title: Music and Manners in France and Germany: A Series of Travelling Sketches of Art and Society.
Description: London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, 1844. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo, 190 x 113 mms., pp. xvi, 301 [302 printer's imprint]; viii, 302; xii, 290, contemporary half plum calf, gilt spine, marbled boards; joints and corners rubbed, with a few nicks to the spines, but generally a good set, with the ownership inscription "Sarah Smith/ July 14 [18]54" in each volume, and a round armorial bookplate of Anne Amelia Colvile on the front paste-down end-paper Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808 - 1872) was a friend of Browning, Dickens, Sydney Smith and was one of the 19th century's most gifted music journalists. "It was as a musical journalist, however, that Chorley achieved lasting significance. For thirty-five years he published vivid weekly reviews of performances and columns of musical 'gossip', containing huge quantities of first- and second-hand information about composers and performers on the continent and elsewhere. His initial touchstones of contemporary greatness were Rossini and Mendelssohn. He prided himself on being years ahead of his British contemporaries in comprehending and proclaiming the significance of operas by Meyerbeer and Gounod. Verdi he generally censured for noisy vulgarity"(ODNB).

Keywords: music travel

Price: GBP 385.00 = appr. US$ 549.77 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 8169

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