Weigel family [Waigel]
- Wolfgang Spindler
German family of engravers and publishers .
(b Marktredwitz, bap. Nov 30, 1654; d Nuremberg, Feb 5, 1725 ). He learnt the craft of copper engraving in Augsburg (1673–81) and worked in Vienna, Frankfurt and Regensburg before settling in Nuremberg, where he married in 1698. He founded an art publishing firm which, through the heirs Tyroff and later Schmidt, existed into the 19th century; in it he also engraved and published music. His Ständebuch of 1698 follows very closely in its sections on music Michael Praetorius’s Organographia of 1618 and Kircher’s Musurgia of 1650. But it contains interesting details of the instrumental practice of the time, and stresses ‘the predominance of the organ among instruments and the leading role of Nuremberg in the construction of wind instruments’ (Krautwurst).
(b Marktredwitz, bap. July 15, 1661; d Nuremberg, bur. Sept 3, 1726...