Schnell, Johann Jakob (German keyboard instrument maker) [Jean Jacques ]
- Hanns Dennerlein
(b Vaihingen, Württemberg, 1740; d after 1809). German keyboard instrument maker. He started as a carpenter’s apprentice, but by 1760 was working with the organ builder Georg Martin Geissinger in Rothenburg. In 1777 he was in Paris, first making harpsichords for the Countess of Artois and then as court instrument maker to the king. In ...