Charles Avison

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Charles Avison (16 February 1709 (baptised) – 9 or 10 May 1770) was an English composer during the Baroque and Classical periods.wikipedia
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Music criticism

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He is most known for his 12 Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti and his Essay on Musical Expression, the first music criticism published in English.
The English composer Charles Avison (1709–1770) published the first work on musical criticism in the English language - an Essay on Musical Expression published in 1752.

Newcastle Cathedral

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He was a church organist at St John The Baptist Church in Newcastle and at St. Nicholas's Church (later Newcastle Cathedral).
Later, the baroque composer Charles Avison (1709–1770) was organist and choirmaster at the church.

Francesco Geminiani

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It was during this period of his life that he met and began to study with Francesco Geminiani.
Many of his students went on to have successful careers, such as Charles Avison, Matthew Dubourg, Michael Christian Festing, Bernhard Joachim Hagen and Cecilia Young.

St Andrew's Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

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His will specified that he wanted very little money to be spent on his funeral and that he wished to be buried beside his wife at St Andrew's Church, Newcastle upon Tyne where he was buried near the north porch.
*The composer Charles Avison was buried by the north porch in 1795.

Benedetto Marcello

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One of the ideas which receives much criticism is his preference for Geminiani and Marcello and his lack of preference for Handel.
They were much admired by Charles Avison, who with John Garth brought out an edition with English words (London, 1757).

Avison Ensemble

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Since 1994 the Avison Ensemble of Newcastle has been performing Avison's music using period instruments.
It is named after Charles Avison (1709–1770), the Newcastle-born composer, conductor and organist, considered ‘the most important English concerto composer of the 18th Century’.

Baroque

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Charles Avison (16 February 1709 (baptised) – 9 or 10 May 1770) was an English composer during the Baroque and Classical periods.

Classical period (music)

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Charles Avison (16 February 1709 (baptised) – 9 or 10 May 1770) was an English composer during the Baroque and Classical periods.

St John the Baptist Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

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He was a church organist at St John The Baptist Church in Newcastle and at St. Nicholas's Church (later Newcastle Cathedral).

Domenico Scarlatti

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He is most known for his 12 Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti and his Essay on Musical Expression, the first music criticism published in English.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

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According to The New Grove Dictionary, he was also born in this city.

Parliament of Great Britain

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His education may have included an apprenticeship with a local merchant named Ralph Jenison, a patron of the arts, and later a Member of Parliament, as well as further study of music.

London

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In his twenties, Avison moved to London to further pursue his career as a musician.

Harpsichord

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Avison also taught harpsichord, flute, and violin to private students on a weekly basis.

Flute

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Avison also taught harpsichord, flute, and violin to private students on a weekly basis.

Violin

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Avison also taught harpsichord, flute, and violin to private students on a weekly basis.

Robert Browning

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Avison was one of the subjects in Robert Browning's Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in their Day: "Hear Avison! He tenders evidence/That music in his day as much absorbed/Heart and soul then as Wagner's music now."

Richard Wagner

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Avison was one of the subjects in Robert Browning's Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in their Day: "Hear Avison! He tenders evidence/That music in his day as much absorbed/Heart and soul then as Wagner's music now."

George Frideric Handel

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One of the ideas which receives much criticism is his preference for Geminiani and Marcello and his lack of preference for Handel.

Oboe

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He lays out certain guidelines for the use of instruments, such as; "Thus, the Hautboy will best express the Cantabile, or singing style, and may be used in all movements whatever under this denomination; especially those movements which tend to the gay and cheerful."

Jean-Philippe Rameau

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His later chamber works were inspired by Rameau and are keyboard pieces with accompaniment by flute, violin and other instruments.

Religious music

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Avison composed a small amount of sacred music including a verse anthem, a hymn and a chant, and a collaborative oratorio with Giardini entitled "Ruth".

Oratorio

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Avison composed a small amount of sacred music including a verse anthem, a hymn and a chant, and a collaborative oratorio with Giardini entitled "Ruth".

Psalm 57

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