Charles Avison is the author of An essay on musical expression
Charles Avison's Essay on Musical Expression. With …
ebook version of An essay on musical expression: By Charles Avison, ... With alterations and large additions. To which is added, a letter to the author, concerning the music of the ancients, ... Likewise, Mr. Avison's Reply to the author of Remarks on the Essay on musical expression. In a letter from Mr. Avison, to his friend in London.
Charles Avison's Essay on Musical Expression: With …
Avison, Charles, organist at Newcastle and pupil of Geminiani, was the author of an essay on musical expression, published in the year 1752. He assisted in the publication of Marcello's music to the Psalms, adapted to English words. Of his own compositions there are extant five collections of concertos for violins, and two sets of sonatas for the harpsichord and two violins. (Clementi's Cat.) The music of Avison is light and elegant, but it wants originality. In his essay on musical expression, he was the encomiast of Marcello and Geminiani, frequently to the prejudice of Handel. His work was answered by Dr. Hayes of Oxford, who proved Avison to have been by no means a profound contrapuntist. Soon after Avison republished his book, with a reply to Dr. Hayes, and a letter containing many detached particulars relative to mu-sic. This last edition of Avison's work is now very scarce.
Charles Avison’s Essay on Musical Expression. With Related Writings by William Hayes and Charles Avison. Ed. by Pierre Dubois. pp. xlviii + 222.
This our latest project is based on the life and times of Charles Avison who’s Essay on Musical Expression first published in 1752, and recognized as the first work of it’s kind on musical criticism in England, caused much controversy.