Froschauer, Johann

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Froschauer, Johann

Froschauer, Johann, German printer who flourished at the end of the 15th century. He was long thought to have been the first to print music with movable type, in Michael Keinspeck’s Lilium musicae planae (1498). However, it is now known that wood blocks were employed for the music illustrations in that work and it also appears fairly certain that music printing with movable type preceded Froschauer’s work.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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