1-20 of 85 results  for:

  • Early 18th c./Late Baroque (1700-1750) x
Clear all

Article

George J. Buelow and Quentin Faulkner

(b Bindersleben, nr Erfurt, Jan 14, 1699; d Erfurt, July 5, 1762). German organist and scholar. His father, David, was a teacher and organist, and his mother was Dorothea Elisabetha, born Meuerin, from Tondorf. Adlung’s vivid record of his own life is found in the ‘Vorrede’, part ii of ...

Article

Sven Hansell and Emilia Zanetti

(b ?Milan, c1692; d Milan, 1776). Italian theorist and composer. He was living in Holland in the mid-1730s but then moved to London, where he stayed for more than two decades and wrote his treatise L’Arte armonica: or, A Treatise on the Composition of Musick...

Article

Robert Stevenson

(b Lisbon, March 31, 1682; d Lisbon, Aug 9, 1772). Portuguese bibliographer. He matriculated in 1708 as a student of canon law at Coimbra University and on 2 July 1724 he was ordained a priest. On 4 November 1728 he became abad of the church of S Adrião at Cever in the diocese of Lamego. His life work was a four-volume bibliography of Portuguese authors, ...

Article

(b Copenhagen, Sept 10, 1655; d ?Copenhagen, June 11, 1738). Danish anatomist, doctor of medicine, and polymath. Scion of a famous family of doctors and natural philosophers, he began medical studies with his father in 1671 and three years later was appointed professor of philosophy by King Christian IV. He then travelled for several years, and working in Paris with the anatomist Joseph Guichard Duverney, he first described ‘Bartholin’s glands’ in a cow. Returning to Copenhagen, he took up medical practice and taught medicine and anatomy. In ...

Article

(b Paris, 1689; d Paris, March 22, 1781). French dramatist and literary historian. A prolific writer of ballets, comedies, harlequinades and licentious tales disguised in the garb of classical antiquity, Beauchamps seems to have begun his career in 1714 when he wrote the words for the divertissement ...

Article

John Walter Hill

(b Florence, Nov 8, 1679; d ?Prato, 1734). Italian theorist and composer. Beccatelli’s early musical studies were under Virgilio Cionchi and G.M. Casini in Florence. By order of Grand Duke Cosimo III, he was made maestro di cappella and organist of Prato Cathedral in ...

Article

William Weber

(b Tiddenham, Glos., Sept 8, 1668; d Hoxton, London, Aug 13, 1745). English clergyman, scholar and writer. He held clerical positions in Bristol from 1693, in Newton St Loo, near Bath, from 1713, and at the Haberdashers’ Hospital, Hoxton, from 1724. He supposedly was chaplain to the first two dukes of Bedford, and in his later years to Frederick, Prince of Wales, but does not seem to have served actively in their households. He was a major figure in the campaign against the theatres, publishing ...

Article

Jean-Paul Montagnier

(b Mantes-la-Jolie, 5/June 6, 1665; d Paris, July 6, 1734). French composer, harpsichordist, theorist and teacher. He probably learnt music in the maîtrise of the collegiate church of Notre Dame, Mantes, and in that of Evreux Cathedral. According to the Etat actuel de la Musique du Roi...

Article

(b nr Tours, 1711; d Paris, 1769). French theorist, composer and cellist. The Marquise de Villeroy was for a time his pupil and patron. He claimed the discovery of a third mode (‘mode mixte’) between major and minor, and his theories provoked controversy and criticism (from Daquin, La Borde and others); after the performance of his symphony in the newly discovered third mode, on ...

Article

George J. Buelow

(b Immensen, nr Lehrte, Lower Saxony, March 1679; d Wolfenbüttel, Dec 7, 1751). German composer and theorist. He was a friend of and frequent correspondent with J.G. Walther, who published Bokemeyer’s autobiographical sketch in the Musicalisches Lexicon. From it we learn the few facts known of Bokemeyer’s life. He was first educated in his home town and also in the neighbouring village, Burghof. From ...

Article

Jamie C. Kassler

(b Rothbury, Northumberland, Nov 5, 1715; d Newcastle upon Tyne, Sept 23, 1766). English clergyman, writer and amateur musician. He was educated at Cambridge University and held several positions in the Church of England. His contribution to music historiography is contained in his ...

Article

(b Berneck, Franconia, Oct 10, 1669; d Ansbach, Aug 26, 1745). German singer, composer and theorist. As a founder-member with Lorenz Mizler of the Leipzig Correspondierende Societät der Musicalischen Wissenschaften, he was accorded a detailed necrology in Mizler’s Neu eröffnete musicalische Bibliothek, iv (...

Article

(b Bindersleben, nr Erfurt, April 25, 1666; d Erfurt, Dec 1, 1727). German composer and theorist. He was one of four children of Johann Henricus Buttstett (d 25 Dec 1702), pastor in Bindersleben, who had been educated at the University of Erfurt. He received his early education in Bindersleben, and at the age of 15 was sent to the Erfurt Ratsschule. As early as ...

Article

Walter W. Schurr and Patrizio Barbieri

(b Venice, 1656; d Venice, Nov 12, 1742). Italian composer and theorist. He took his vows as a Franciscan at the convent of Palma del Friuli in Venice, and earned the bachelor's degree at the Franciscan seminary in Assisi; he then studied counterpoint with Lotti. On ...

Article

Philippe Vendrix

(b Rouen, c1685; d Paris, Oct 21, 1747). French musician, composer and theorist. In 1704 he succeeded Maltot as guitarist and theorbo player in the orchestra of the Académie Royale de Musique. He held this position until 1719, also teaching the guitar and theorbo in Paris. He seems to have moved in the circle of the Duke of Noailles. In ...

Article

Viorel Cosma and Owen Wright

(b Silişteni-Fălciu, Moldavia, Oct 26, 1673; dDmitrievka, Russia, Aug 21, 1723). Prince of Moldavia (1683, 1710–11), Romanian scholar, encyclopedist, composer, folklorist and theorist. He started his musical studies under Jeremia Cacavelas in Iaşi and continued them in Istanbul with Kemani Ahmed and Angeli. In the Ottoman capital he compiled a treatise on the theory of Turkish music which used an innovative system of musical notation based on the Arabic alphabet. At the end of this treatise, ...

Article

Albert Cohen and Philippe Vendrix

(b Montpellier, Nov 5, 1688; d Paris, Jan 19, 1757). French mathematician, physicist, journalist and theorist. According to Schier his birthdate was not 11 November as stated in the Journal de Trévoux. He joined the Jesuit order on 16 October 1703 at Toulouse, where he first undertook humanistic studies and later concentrated on mathematics and philosophy. After assuming teaching responsibilities for the order in Toulouse (...

Article

Siegfried Gmeinwieser

(b Siena, Jan 19, 1679; d Rome, Sept 4, 1759). Italian composer and music theorist. He first studied under G.O. Cini and T. Redi in Siena. In 1713 he went to Rome, where B. Gaffi and above all G.O. Pitoni were his teachers. In ...

Article

David Fuller

(d after 1727). French theorist. Nothing is known of his life beyond the two addresses in Paris given in the titles of the two editions of his treatise: rue St Honoré and rue des Poulies. He is said to have signed the action of ...

Article

Neal Zaslaw

(b Lyons, late 17th century; d Paris, c1752). French singer, theorist, composer and actor. He was the head of a theatrical troupe that played in Lille between 1715 and 1722, at Brussels in 1716 and in Antwerp in 1717. The title-page of his ...