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Avison, Charles

Born: 1709 AD
Died: 1790 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Composers

1709 – Born on the 16th of February in Newcastle, England.

1735 – He was accepted the position of church organist at St. John’s Church in Newcastle.

1737 – Married Catherine Reynolds.

1738 – He was appointed music director of the Newcastle Musical Society. He also collaborated with John Garth’s subscription concerts in Durham, and was active in local theatres.

1752 – The foundation of his contemporary fame was his Essay on Musical Expression, was published. It was the first work on musical criticism published in English.

1770 – Died on the 10th of May in Newcastle, England.