The Harmonicon

May 26, 2012 at 9:03 am (books, entertainment, history) (, , , )

As a music-lover, especially of “classical” music and opera, I’ve had fun looking through editions of The Harmonicon. So I will try and come up with some handy links to their volumes that I can then make a reference page in the blog.

Readers of Two Teens in the Time of Austen know that I rather have a love-hate relationship with books.google¬† — missing volumes, sometimes even missing pages, in books. But I sure won’t be heading to Harvard anytime soon (one volume found had that library’s markings in it).

The Harmonicon was a monthly periodical, which published for a decade (1823-1833). They are a go-to source for finding out what was heard at the likes of the Antient Music concerts that the Smiths habitually attended.

Part I covers the informative articles (January – December); Part II is music.

UPDATED Feb 2020: Here’s what I’ve unearthed:

1823 – part I
1823 – part II

1824 – part I
1824 – part II

1825 – part I

1826 – part I

1827 – part I

1828 – part I

1829 – part I

*NEW* See the Hathi Trust for a full list (from the same sources, but I won’t duplicate)

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