Supplement to the "Literature & Literati of Bath; Containing Additions, Notes, and Emendations

Supplement to the "Literature & Literati of Bath; Containing Additions, Notes, and Emendations

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...in " Love in a Village. " 1' Billington appears to have been a nom cle theatre, as her maiden name was Elizabeth Weicschell; she was born in London, 1765; married Mons. Felessent in 1797, and died of apoplexy, in Italy, August, 1818. Mr. W. S. Landor, I am told, has a charming portrait of her, by Romney. I When in Italy, she perfected herself under Sacchini; she died in the neighbourhood of London, in the year 1814. In mentioning--as instrumental performers--the elite of our native musical talent, I was guilty of a strange oversight, for which I cannot account, in not inserting the name of HENRY FIELD, since, as a pianist, he was alike renomme for his skill as an instructor, and his touch, taste, and execution, as a performer; nor was his fame confined to this, his native, city; in the metropolis even he was consideredastar, and he may be said, indeed, to have obtained a European reputation. A eulogist observes, that he "was one of those energetic and gifted beings lent to the world only at the distance of ages 1" Be this as it may, he was decidedly a most accomplished musician, and was, moreover, agood Greek and Latin scholar--to the honour of King Edward's Grammar School--besides being master of four modern languages. He died, after a very short illness, at the age of 50, having been seized while performing at one of his own concerts, in May, 1848. The family of Loder has been among those most celebrated for musical genius, for nearly a century, but no member of it reached to so high an eminence as the late JOHN LODER, whose execution and expression on the violin were of the highest order. Ashe's flute " discoursed most eloquent music," and vied with that of Nicholson; he...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854535
  • 9781236854537