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Berg, George

Roger Fiske.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music of the Classical Period. 548 words.

[?Georg]

(b ?1730s; d London, 1775). English composer and organist of German origin. He may also have been a chemist who experimented in musical glassmaking. It is strange...

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Michael Christian Festing

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b London, 29 Nov. 1705; d London, 24 July 1752). English composer and violinist. He studied the violin with Geminiani and first played in public in 1724. In 1735 he was appointed Master of...

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William Jones

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(d. 1757).

Minor British Georgian architect remembered for one outstanding building, the Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens, Chelsea, London (1742, demolished 1805). It was a large...

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James Lacy

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1696–1774) Irish actor and manager, the original Robin of Bagshot in Gay's The Beggar's Opera, Fustian in Fielding's Pasquin, and Sourwit in Fielding's Historical Register. Lacy was the...

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Berchet, Pierre

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Prints and Printmaking; 18th-Century Art. 143 words.

French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659; died 1720, in England.

Painter, engraver.

He studied under De la Fosse, and at the age of 18 was employed at the...

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Keeble, John

Stoddard Lincoln.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Baroque Music. 343 words.

(b Chichester, c1711; d London, Dec 24, 1786). English organist, theorist and composer. Trained as a choirboy at Chichester Cathedral under Thomas Kelway, he went to London, where he...

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Nickolls [Nicholls; Nichols], Joseph

Richard Jeffree.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 18th-Century Art. 184 words.

(fl 1726–55).

English painter. Nothing is known about the life of this sophisticated topographical painter. His undoubted works are limited to a few signed views of London...

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Cundy family

Neil Burton.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 730 words.

English family of artists.

(b St Dennis, Cornwall, 1765; d London, Dec 28, 1825). Architect and builder.

He trained as a builder in Plymouth and went to London in the...

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Fisin, James

John Butt and Peter Holman.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music of the Classical Period. 269 words.

(b Colchester, Oct 25, 1750; d Colchester, Sept 9, 1847). English violinist and composer. He was the son of a victualler, and was trained in music by the singer and organist Frederick...

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Frasi [Frassi], Giulia

Winton Dean.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Baroque Music. 368 words.

(b Milan; fl 1742–72). Italian soprano. She studied under G.F. Brivio and later with Burney in London. Engaged for the King’s Theatre in 1742, she made her début in the pasticcio Giang...

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Henry Oldenburg

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy.

Henry Oldenburg was born in Bremen, Germany and died in London. He enrolled at the Gymnasium Illustre in Bremen in 1633, graduating MA in 1639. Thereafter he travelled to the Netherlands,...

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Sir Thomas Robinson

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(c.1702–77). English amateur architect. He was a devoted disciple of Burlington's Palladianism, and rebuilt his mansion at Rokeby, Yorks. (1725–30), to conform to the Palladian...

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pleasure gardens

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Any garden or pleasure-ground for relaxation, etc., distinct from a vegetable-garden, kitchen-garden, or orchard.

2 Garden run as a commercial...

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Hollis, Thomas

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Publishing; 18th-Century Art. 530 words.

(b London, April 14, 1720; d Corscombe, Dorset, Jan 1, 1774).

English collector, antiquary, patron and editor. He pursued humanistic and scientific studies under Dr John Ward,...

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Hudson, Robert

W.H. Husk.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music of the Classical Period. 268 words.

(b London, Feb 25, 1730; d Eton, Dec 19, 1815). English tenor and composer. One of Charles King’s last pupils at St Paul’s, he sang as a young man at Ranelagh and Marylebone Gardens in...

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Napier, William

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music of the Classical Period. 382 words.

( b ?1740/41; d Somerston [? Somers Town, London], 1812). Scottish musician and music publisher . He is first recorded in 1758 as a violinist in the Canongate Theatre orchestra,...

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Parke family

Roger Fiske, Janet K. Page, Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music of the Classical Period. 1179 words.

[Park]

English family of musicians.

Roger Fiske

, revised by Janet K. Page

(b London, 1745; d London, Aug 2, 1829)....

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Challoner, Neville Butler

Alice Lawson Aber-Count.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Romantic Music. 355 words.

(b London, 1784; d after 1835). English violinist, harpist, composer, tenor, conductor and music seller. He studied the violin with Claude Joseph Duboeck, making his début at the age...

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Ephesian Matron, The

Irena Cholij.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti. 344 words.

[ The Ephesian Matron, or The Widow’s Tears ]

Afterpiece opera by Charles Dibdin to a libretto by Isaac Bickerstaff after Petronius’s Satyricon; London, Ranelagh Gardens,...

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Conclusion

Anne Wohlcke.

in The 'perpetual fair'

May 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 3874 words.

The afterword summarizes the main themes of the book concludes that debates over the place of festivity and usefulness of fairs in eighteenth-century London reveal that concerns about...

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