1st Edition

Routledge Revivals: Charles Edward Horn's Memoirs of His Father and Himself (2003)

Edited By Michael Kassler Copyright 2003
    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 2003, Charles Edward Horn's Memoirs of His Father and Himself is an annotated collection of the memoirs of Charles Edward Horn. They include an account of Horn’s father, Charles Frederick Horn, who arrived penniless in London in 1782 and rose to become music master to Queen Charlotte. Today he is most remembered for his pioneering publications of J.S. Bach’s music in England. Charles Edward Horn’s memoir covers his activities in England and Ireland and provide numerous details of English musical life in the Georgian era not previously known to scholars. They are supplemented in this book by transcripts of four other autobiographical accounts of the Horns, a summary of their extant correspondence and a chronology of their activities.



    Charles Edward Horn’s Memoir of His Father

    Charles Edward Horn’s Memoir of Himself


    1. Charles Frederick Horn’s Letter to the Compiler of the Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (1823)

    2. Charles Edward Horn’s Draft Sketch of his own Career (1828)

    3. Charles Edward Horn’s Account of his Father in a Draft Letter to William Ayrton (1830)

    4. Charles Edward Horn’s Draft Petition to King William IV (c1830)

    5. The Horn Family

    6. Correspondence of the Horn Family

    7. Chronology

    Index of Persons Mentioned


    Michael Kassler