Matthew Dubourg

Matthew Dubourg

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Matthew Dubourg (1707-1767) was an Irish violinist, conductor, and composer. Dubourg also enjoys the distinction of having led the orchestra at the premiere of Georg Friedrich Handel's great oratorio Messiah. [He sadly was injured and his eye fell out as he poked it with his bow!] Dubourg gave his first violin concerts as a child, the very first being at Thomas Britton's house. At age 11, he furthered his studies under the celebrated Italian violinist, composer, and music theorist Francesco Geminiani. Dubourg served as concert-master from 1728 to 1752 in Dublin. His official title was Master and Composer of State Music of Dublin. He was a major force in the musical life of Dublin together with Geminiani whom he invited to join him. In 1752, Dubourg became Master of the Royal Chapel in London, a post he occupied until his death in 1767.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136573318
  • 9786136573311