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Musical Charlatan, the (1700) [Novel]
by Johann Kuhnau Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

This first English translation of a late Baroque German novel makes available one of the most interesting and entertaining works of the seventeenth century. Kuhnau, a noted musician, composer and editor, writes in an unusually realistic style, describing the chequered career of the charlatan Caraffa, who believes that in order to succeed in the musical world in Germany, one must pretend to be an Italian. His tricks and deceptions, which his German colleagues see through with little difficulty, provide memorable comic scenes, and at the same time the book gives an informative picture of every-day life, especially that of the contemporary musical world in particular.

Original title: Der musickalische Quacksalber
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

Edition #1: The Musical Charlatan

The Musical Charlatan (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John Raymond Russell
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The Musical Charlatan (1997)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Columbia, SC
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571131426
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.5 x 0.8 in
Pages: 192

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