Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Music Online. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Music Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Festing, Michael Christianlocked

  • Elizabeth M. Lamb
  •  and Melanie Groundsell

Extract

(b London, Nov 29, 1705; d London, July 24, 1752). English composer and violinist. He was a son of John and Elizabeth Festing, and it is possible that the family had some connection with Gros Festin, near Stralsund in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. John Festing, one of his brothers, played the flute and the oboe, and left a sizable fortune, which he obtained mainly by teaching. He is believed to be the musician portrayed in Hogarth's painting ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

J. Hawkins: A General History of the Science and Practice of Music (London, 1776)
Monthly Musical Record
Oxford, Bodleian Library
Early Music
A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800 (Carbondale, IL, 1973-93)
W.S. Newman: The Sonata in the Baroque Era (Chapel Hill, NC, 1959, 4/1983)
London, British Library
The London Stage, 1660-1800 (Carbondale, IL, 1960-68)
London, Royal College of Music, Library
Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 1885-1901, suppls., 1901-96)
Cambridge, King's College, Rowe Music Library
C. Burney: A General History of Music from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (London, 1776-89); ed. F. Mercer (London, 1935/R) [p. nos. refer to this edn]
Journal of the Royal Musical Association