The History of Music

The History of Music by Emil Naumann, published by Cassell and Co., circa 1894. A five-volume hardcover set. Condition: Good. Original gilt decorated blue cloth with all page edges gilt. Slight scuffing to spine and corners but overall very well preserved. First edition for subscribers. Undated but believed c.1894.


Emil Naumann


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The History of Music

Written between 1880 and 1885, this is the author’s best known work. It went through many editions, and this English translation, first published in 1888, was prepared by the composer, pianist and writer Ferdinand Praeger (1815-91). To rectify the work’s marked neglect of English music, chapters were added by its editor, Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley (1825-89), Professor of Music at Oxford.

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About Emil Naumann

Emil Naumann (8 September 1827 – 23 June 1888) was a German composer and church musician, and a pupil of Felix Mendelssohn at the Leipzig Conservatory from 1842 to 1844.

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