Körner


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History

This company was founded by Gotthilf Wilhelm Körner(1809-1865)in Erfurt in 1838, and was bought by C.F.Peters in 1886. It specialized in organ music. Körner wanted to improve musical education and especially organ playing. He edited the series Orgelfreunde (1842-). There were two important journals: for school teachers Euterpe, ein musikalisches Monatsblatt für Deutschlands Volksschullehrer“ into which samples of Orgelfreund were inserted from 1844, and the organ journal Urania. Musik-Zeitschrift f. Orgelbau u. Orgelspiel insbesondere, sowie f. musikal. Theorie, kirchl., instruktive Gesang- u. Klavier-Musik. edited by A.W. Gottschalg. This had a very long run of over 42 years to 1888.

The Deutsche Biographie entry summarizes Körner's achievement as follows: Die Bedeutung Körners liegt im Anregen und Fördern eines damals abseits vom Musikleben liegenden Kunstzweiges und in den Bemühungen um die Verbesserung der musikalischen Bildung in jener Zeit.

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Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • Erfurt Leipzig

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