A Dictionary of Musicians from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time; Comprising the Important Biographical Contents ...

A Dictionary of Musicians from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time; Comprising the Important Biographical Contents ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...COX, an organist and composer for his instrument in London about the year 1780. COYLE, an English composer of pianoforte music. (See Preston's Cat. 1795.) CRAFT, a composer of instrumental music, published at Amsterdam in 1720. CRAIG, an English musician, published a collection of Scotch tunes for the harpsichord. (Preston's Cat. 1795.) CRAMER, (william) born at Manheim about the year 1730, was an excellent violinist, celebrated for his fire, tone, and certainty of touch. He is said, by the German writers, to have united in his playing the brilliancy of Lulli, with the expression and energy of Benda; he was considered as the first violinist of his time in Germany, and was employed at the chapel of the elector palatine, at Manheim, from 1750 to 1770In the latter year he came to England, and was nominated chamber-musician to the king, and likewise appointed leaderof the orchestra at the opera, and a few years afterwards, leader at the Ancient concerts. It was Cramer who, in 1787, led the orchestra of eight hundred musicians, at the commemoration of Handel. He died in 1805. W. Cramer composed and published much music for the violin. CRAMER, (Jonn Baptist) son of the preceding. Among the foreign musical artists of eminence to whom England can lay C R A claim, as the land of their adoption, there is no name of greater celebrity than the subject of the present memoir, who, though born in Germany, was brought over by his father to this country at a very early age. With a strong natural genius for music, it could not be long before young Cramer's progress in the art, gave to his friends the promise of future excellence. Surrounded also as he was by the most eminent musical circle then resident in England, he had every opportunity of forming his...show more

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