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4a. Horn, Charles Frederick. Sonatas, keyboard, violin, violoncello, op. 1

June 7, 2011

Horn, Charles Frederick. Sonatas, keyboard, violin, violoncello, op. 1. London: author, 1786. Cover

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Horn, Charles Frederick (1762–1830)
[Sonatas, keyboard, violin, violoncello, op. 1]
Six sonatas for the pianoforte or harpsichord with an accompanyment for a violin & violoncello
London: to be had of the author, [1786]
Part for keyboard
Box 89, folder 418

Charles Frederick Horn, a composer of German birth, had a long association with the royal family, serving as music master to Queen Charlotte, 1789–1793, music instructor for the princesses, 1789–1812, and organist of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, 1824–1830. His Sonatas, op. 1, were published on his arrival in London in 1786, with subscribers headed by the Princess of Wales and including composer Muzio Clementi and impresario Johann Peter Salomon. The Sonatas were dedicated to Lady Charlotte Leveson- Gower, daughter of Sir Granville Leveson-Gower, Marquess of Stafford, who had previously employed Horn as music master in his household. This copy is signed by Princess Amelia, youngest child of George III and Queen Charlotte.

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