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Anne Schnoebelen

(d Bologna, 1711). Italian music publisher and editor. He began his career as a seller of books and music, trading ‘at the sign of the violin’. He occasionally used the presses of the Bolognese printer Giacomo Monti, particularly for the anthologies of Bolognese music that he edited (Sacri concerti, 1668; Nuova raccolta di motetti sacri, 1670; Canzonette per camera a voce sola, 1670; Scielta delle suonate a due violini, con il basso continuo, 1680), and for several other publications in 1683–4. From at least 1665 until his death he also did his own printing. His music publications include both sacred and instrumental music by G.B. Bassani, Cazzati, Aldrovandini, Cherici, G.P. Colonna, his son Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, Corelli, Jacchini and Manfredini. He published at least three lists of his printed works in 1698–9, 1704 [?1701] and 1709 [?1707]. After his death his heirs continued the firm, publishing a reprint of Corelli’s op.5 and G.A. Silvani’s op.7 (both in ...


Edmond Strainchamps

(b Florence, Nov 16, 1567; d Florence, July 15, 1648). Italian composer and lutenist. Cesare Tinghi, the Medici court diarist, called him (in Solerti) ‘Lorenzo [or Lorenzino] todesco del liuto’, which has encouraged the notion that he may have been German, but his baptismal record confirms that he was from Florence. He entered the ranks of salaried musicians at the Medici court on 15 April 1604 as a lutenist; during the period 1636–7 he was referred to as maestro di liuto. In January 1622 he was appointed guardaroba della musica, and in due course he was also placed in charge of the pages who played, sang and danced in court entertainments. He continued to serve the court until his death. He seems chiefly to have written instrumental music. Only two vocal pieces by him are known: Tu piangi, a madrigal for solo voice and continuo published in Antonio Brunelli's ...