(b ?c1520; d Mühlhausen, 1583). German printer, father of Andreas Hantzsch. When he was accorded citizenship of Leipzig in 1545 he was already called a printer. In 1550 he married the widow of Michael Blum, a local printer, and acquired his press. At Leipzig he printed some theoretical writings, editions of Zanger, and of Heinrich Faber, Figulus and Listenius that had appeared elsewhere. In 1560 he went to Weissenfels and by 1567 to Mühlhausen, where he printed several volumes of music, including most of the work of Burck, and some music by Eccard and others. He also reprinted some of Faber’s works and other titles. When he died his press passed to his son.J. Rodenberg: ‘Alte Leipziger Druckereien’, Graphische Nachrichten, 13 (1934), 420 E. Sägenschnitte: ‘Buchdruck und Buchhandels in Weissenfels’, 25 Jahre Städtisches Museum Weissenfels (Weissenfels, 1935), 79 H. Koch: ‘Regesten zur Leipziger Buchdruckergeschichte im 16. Jhdt’, ...
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Subjects: High Renaissance Music (1500-1600)
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