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Brief notes on the development of music publishing

September 18, 2013


Printing music Although printing techniques were used as early as 3000 B.C. in Mesopotamia (using stamps), and later in East Asia in the form of woodblock printing, musical artworks in the Western world were preserved by handwriting until the middle years of the fifteenth century, when Johannes Gutenberg started to use movable types to multiply […]

Luigi Boccherini – creating a lasting impression

September 10, 2013


Searching for musical notes written down outside Haydn’s, Mozart’s and Beethoven’s study rooms I stumbled into some truly delightful pearls of creation. Prior to this moment in my life, hearing the name of Boccherini would have put a broad smile on my face, reminding me about some of my first contacts with music as a […]

Mozart’s Flute Concerto No 1 in G major K313 – The Mannheim School and the language of music

September 2, 2013


The name denotes the group of eminent musicians that created a leading orchestral group in Mannheim in the eighteenth century, initially under the patronage of Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine from 1720 to 1742 and later under Karl Theodor, who was described as a less charismatic leader, but a person much interested in philosophy, theatre […]