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Rostock

Dieter Härtwig

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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German city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at the estuary of the Warnow. The earliest records of musical activity date from the late 13th century; names such as Herbordus ‘timponator’ (1287), Stacius ‘basunre’ and Johannes ‘lireman’ (1288) probably refer to civic musicians. Records have survived from before the Reformation listing town musicians, minstrels and organists. Rostock was an important Hanseatic centre until the Thirty Years War (1618–48), and the oldest university in northern Europe, after St Andrews, was

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Subjects: Music

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