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Sven Hansell and Marita P. McClymonds

(b ?Rome, Nov 24, 1747; d Casinalbo, nr Modena, Aug 15, 1798). Italian composer. According to Manferrari, he was born at S Damaso, near Modena. He studied in Naples and had his first large work, the oratorio Il Tobia, performed in Rome in ...

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James L. Jackman

(b ?Milan, c1710; d Frankfurt, c1792). Italian cellist and composer. Although early sources (Eitner, Rudhart) claimed a Milanese origin for Aliprandi, the family has not been definitely traced. One of the numerous Italians who found careers north of the Alps, Aliprandi first appears in the records of the Bavarian court at Munich on ...

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James L. Jackman and Valerie Walden

(b Munich, Feb 5, 1747; d Munich, Feb 19, 1801). Italian cellist and composer, son of Bernardo Aliprandi. The young Bernardo probably studied with his father and, like many cellists of the era, would have been familiar with the viol. He began playing the cello for the Munich court between ...

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Roland Würtz and Paul Corneilson

(b Venice, 1754; d Ireland, after 1801). Italian soprano. She made her début in 1770 in Venice and in 1771 went from Florence to Mannheim, possibly on a recommendation by Casanova to the Mannheim court poet, Mattia Verazi. Holzbauer gave her singing lessons and employed her as second soubrette in the court opera (...

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London concert series organized between 1765 and 1781 by J.C. Bach and C.F. Abel; see London, §V, 2.

Abel: (4) Carl Friedrich Abel

Bach, §III: (12) Johann Christian Bach, §3: Mannheim and London, 1772–82

Symphony, §I, 12: 18th century: London

London (i), §V, 2: Musical life: 1660–1800: Concert life...

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Institution of higher education in Providence , Rhode Island, founded in 1764 as Rhode Island College (see also Libraries and collections).

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René Pierre

Wind instrument makers of Strasbourg. [Life data refer to Strasbourg unless noted.] Jean (Johannes) II Keller (1710–78) was admitted as a turner in the corporation of carpenters in 1736. His three sons were woodwind makers. Jean III Keller (b 14 Dec 1737...

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David L. Crouse and David W. Music

(b Tennessee, Oct 13, 1792; d Franklin, TN, Oct 18, 1859). American singing-school teacher and tunebook compiler. Nothing is known of his early activities or training, but by 1817 Carden was an established singing-school teacher in the Tennessee area. He taught a singing school in St. Louis, Missouri, in ...

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Stephen Siek and R. Allen Lott

English family of publishers and musicians, active in the USA.

(b London, 1739; d Baltimore, Oct 20, 1819). Anglo-American music publisher. Descended from a long line of publisher-merchants, he was a highly skilled engraver who kept a shop in Holborn from about 1770...

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William C. Smith

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English family of music publishers, music sellers and instrument dealers. The firm was established in London.

(b 1750; d Edinburgh, Aug 21, 1821). He founded a business in 1783 at his private house, and from there issued his first publications, including a number of operas such as Shield’s ...

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Marie Cornaz

(b Lille, June 8, 1731; d Brussels, July 30, 1804). French bookseller, printer and type founder, active in the southern Netherlands. Born into a family of printers, he was the son of Henri de Boubers and Marie Catherine Gavroy. He married Marie-Thérèse Joseph Panckoucke, a sister of the French bookseller Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, and later married Marie-Thérèse Joseph d'Audenarde. A bookseller in Dunkirk by about ...

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Peter Ward Jones

(b Lövånger, Swedish Lapland, 1720; d ?Stockholm, 1782). Swedish printer and publisheractive in London. After studies at Uppsala University and some years of clerical work he became a general book printer. About 1760 he developed his own version of Breitkopf’s improvements in printing music from movable type, using a system of 166 characters. He applied for a patent in ...

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Vincent Duckles and Michael Twyman

(b Neustadt, 1759; d Munich, Sept 18, 1818). German composer and lithographer. After early training in the seminary at Amberg, he moved to Munich, where he continued studies in music and philosophy and became a court musician. There he met Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, initially when he was commissioned to compose some songs in connection with Senefelder's theatrical activities. In ...

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Marie Cornaz

(b Saint Samson, 1740; d Brussels, Dec 24, 1806). French bookseller, publisher and agent, active in Brussels. First a seller of engravings, he became one of the principal music sellers in Brussels from 1774. He published the works of Honauer, Pauwels and G. Ferrari, and made a request to the Milan engraver C.G. Barbieri to publish the works of C.-L.-J. André. Godefroy was also the Brussels agent for numerous Parisian publishers, his name appearing on the title-page of publications by La Chevardière (for the works of Anfossi and Paisiello), Sieber (Cramer, Haydn, Kammel), Durieu (Dalayrac), Heina (Eichner, J.A. Lorenziti, Vanhal), Mmes Le Menu and Boyer (J.H. Schröter), J.-P. Deroullède (B. Lorenziti, Pieltain, Anton Stamitz), Mondhare (Staes), Bailleux (Chevalier de Saint-Georges) and Camand (Jean Cremont). Being the Brussels agent for Heina, Godefroy was the first to distribute the music of Mozart in Brussels with a Parisian edition of the op.4 piano sonatas....

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Alec Hyatt King

(b London, 1736; d ?London, after 1789). English musician. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. In January 1771 he was admitted to Lincoln's Inn. Little is known of his life, but he is important as having attempted to publish, between ...

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Roland Würtz

(bap. Mannheim, Feb 7, 1740; d Worms, Feb 15, 1810). German music publisher. By his own account he founded a firm of music engravers in Mannheim in 1768, but documentary evidence of his publications exists only from 1773. He soon incorporated a music shop into his publishing enterprise, buying new publications for it on his travels, especially in Paris; the publisher’s catalogue he printed for the Frankfurt book fair includes works by Gossec, Rigel, Hüllmandel and Boccherini. On ...

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Anne Beetem Acker

Craft guild embracing harpsichord builders in some European cities, especially in the Low Countries. It was named after St Luke, the patron of painters, and like other guilds was originally a religious organization which evolved into a regulatory and protective association. In Antwerp, the Sint Lucasgilde...

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Gunter Hempel

German family of publishers and musicians. Johann Friedrich Hartknoch (b Goldap, 18 Sept 1740; d Riga, 1 April 1789), whose father trained him as a pianist, became the nine-year-old J.F. Reichardt’s teacher in 1761. He founded a book publishing firm in Mitau (now Jelgava) in ...

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Private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. See Boston (i) ; see also Libraries and collections. For details of the Harvard Musical Association see Boston (i) .