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Christopher Plantin

Christopher Plantin  

(b ?Tours, c.1520; d Antwerp, 1 July 1589).Flemish printer of French birth. He was the most important printer and publisher in Antwerp in the 16th century. His printing press ...
Germany

Germany  

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Although the German-speaking lands have been considered ‘the musical countries par excellence’, this was true only for the 250 years from c.1650. Whereas English commentators of the 19th and early ...
Halstan

Halstan  

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English firm of typesetters. See printing and publishing of music (2d).
Le Roy & Ballard

Le Roy & Ballard  

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French firm of music printers founded in Paris in 1551 by the lutenist-composer Adrian Le Roy (c.1520–1598) and his cousin Robert Ballard (b ?1525–30; d1588). They were the most important ...
Lowe & Brydone

Lowe & Brydone  

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English firm of typesetters. See printing and publishing of music (6).
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
mosaic type

mosaic type  

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A system of typesetting in which separate pieces are used for note-head, stem, and staff. See Breitkopf & Härtel; printing and publishing of music, 2a.
Ottaviano Petrucci

Ottaviano Petrucci  

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(1466–1539),Italian music printer in Venice, whose publications of masses and motets include works by Josquin Desprès, Willaert, and Festa. His first book, Harmonice musices odhecaton A (1501), ...
Pierre Attaignant

Pierre Attaignant  

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(b ?Donai, c.1494; d Paris, 1552).Fr. music printer and publisher. Experimented for years with music types. In 1527–8 produced Chansons nouvelles in a diamond‐shaped notation, with staff segments ...
Playford

Playford  

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English family of booksellers and music publishers. As publishers the Playfords showed remarkable flair: they were the first to cater for public taste on a large scale, and virtually dominated ...
printing and publishing of music

printing and publishing of music   Reference library

J. M. Thomson and John Wagstaff

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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The history of music-printing and publishing is technical, social, and artistic. The technical history encompasses the gradual solution of the difficult problems posed by music itself, ... More
Walsh

Walsh  

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English family of music sellers, music publishers, and instrument makers. They built up the most extensive business of the early 18th century, based largely on pewter-plate engraving, and were ...

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