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Alphonse Meurger
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Hi everybody,Recently I obtained a guitar with a label pasted in it with the signature stamp 'A. Meurger'. The same stamp is to be found on music by Alphonse Meurger (1791-1827), so this guitar is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Burgers Aug 31.

Craan Songbook

Dear guitarists,In February 2013 I published an edition (including transcriptions as well as a facsimile) of a small manuscript containing songs with guitar accompaniment, which was offered in the…Continue

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Started Jun 1, 2015

Works by Francesco Molino
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Dear guitarists and guitar scholars, At last I have completed my book on Francesco Molino. It is some 300 pages long, and includes chapters on the composer’s biography, his publications and his…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Burgers May 3, 2015.

 

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Jan Burgers replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Alphonse Meurger
"Thank you James. I also was wondering if Meurger was perhaps involved in buying and selling guitars. Problem is that his label is not directly under the soundhole, but at the side of the back, directly next to the rib. It would perhaps be hard to…"
Aug 31
James Westbrook replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Alphonse Meurger
"May I suggest,without any internet searching or reaching for my books (which could be a mistake), that Meurger was the owner, not maker, of the guitar. Many players included their names on the labels. It would help to know what nationality he was…"
Aug 30
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Alphonse Meurger

Hi everybody,Recently I obtained a guitar with a label pasted in it with the signature stamp 'A. Meurger'. The same stamp is to be found on music by Alphonse Meurger (1791-1827), so this guitar is also connected to him. I take it that such a label indicates normally that he built the instrument.An extended search on the internet (where would we be without it) resulted in quite a few details on the biography of this rather obscure musician, as well a a number of compositions, four of which in a…See More
Aug 30
Jan Burgers commented on Daniel Shoskes's video
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Gavotte by Francesco Molino for Romantic Guitar

"Nice! This is an 'Allegretto non Troppo' from Molino's Opus 27, published 1823 by Meissonnier jeune. The title 'Gavotte' is only found with an early 20th-century edition in the Freie Vereinigung, found in the digital Boije…"
Apr 20
Jan Burgers posted a discussion

Craan Songbook

Dear guitarists,In February 2013 I published an edition (including transcriptions as well as a facsimile) of a small manuscript containing songs with guitar accompaniment, which was offered in the early 1820s to Aspasia Craan, a young lady from a Dutch family living in Brussels. The publisher lets me know that there still are some copies to be had. Please check it out at:http://tree-edition.com/index_htm_files/_Newsletter…See More
Jun 1, 2015
Jan Burgers replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Works by Francesco Molino
"Thanks Kenneth. Of course I know your very informative website. Jan."
May 3, 2015
Kenneth Sparr replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Works by Francesco Molino
"Dear Jan, I suppose you already know about Molino-works in my collection. Anyway they can be found here: http://www.tabulatura.com/spmeth.htm http://www.tabulatura.com/spguho.htm I have had problems with my website lately when moving to another…"
May 3, 2015
Jan Burgers replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Works by Francesco Molino
"Thanks Hans, Lars and Jelma for your encouraging words."
Apr 12, 2015
Hans Bruederl replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Works by Francesco Molino
"hi Jan, i hope you will find a good publisher for your interesting project. For sure i would buy the edition!"
Apr 12, 2015
Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Works by Francesco Molino
"very nice to have a book about Molino. Let me know when it's in print. I will certainly buy the book."
Apr 8, 2015
Jelma van Amersfoort replied to Jan Burgers's discussion Works by Francesco Molino
"Wonderful, Jan. Congratulations! I look forward to reading this."
Apr 7, 2015
Jan Burgers posted a discussion

Works by Francesco Molino

Dear guitarists and guitar scholars, At last I have completed my book on Francesco Molino. It is some 300 pages long, and includes chapters on the composer’s biography, his publications and his music, as well as an inventory of his works. I have tried to make that Inventory as complete as possible, also listing the copies of the works that are still extant. I suspect that among your music collections a number of original Molino works can be found of which I don’t know, and I would be very…See More
Apr 7, 2015
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Jun 8, 2014
Jan Burgers replied to Dr. Christopher Page's discussion silk strings
"Hi everybody, A couple of weeks ago I started playing the gut & silk strings by Aquila, and I had the same experience as Christopher Page. With me it was the low E that broke after a couple of days, near the bridge (or rather, the metal winding…"
Oct 26, 2013
Jan Burgers replied to Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen's discussion the history of the guitar strings
"Hello Lars, Francesco Molino, in his Nouvelle Méthode, published first in Leipzig 1813, with Paris editions in 1817 and 1820, and an Italian edition in 1818(?), explicitly writes that the three highest guitar strings are made of gut, and the…"
Oct 21, 2013
Jan Burgers left a comment for Jelma van Amersfoort
"That would be great! I am really very interested."
Aug 24, 2011

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I am a historian, working at the University of Amsterdam and Huygens ING at the Hague; see http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/j.w.j.burgers or http://www.huygens.knaw.nl/en/burgers

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At 21:14 on August 24, 2011, Jelma van Amersfoort said…
OK. I can make you a list of the ones in my collection some time if that is useful. Let me know. Jelma
At 8:43 on August 24, 2011, Jelma van Amersfoort said…

Hello Jan and welcome to the site. Did you know there are some rather nice song arrangements by Molino?

Jelma

At 21:21 on August 23, 2011, Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen said…

Hi Jan

I do know about the plate number and Youre totally right. I've just now looked at some of the other works by Molino, the ones where the print look like the op 6 and I see that the printer puts his platenumber below the last bar at all of his prints. Ive always thought that the number was the printing date. I'm more used to a platenumber at the bottom of the page. Thanks for letting me now

At 20:25 on August 23, 2011, Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen said…

Hi Jan. Heres the link to the sweedish site Boije Collection. Here You can find the work by Molino. In the sheet it says below every sonata in the opus number, 1795. I gues its the year of the printing  http://www.muslib.se/ebibliotek/boije/indexeng.htm.

I see that Your a historian. I myself is very fond of history, especially the 19th century, thats why I play this historical instrument. If You havnt seen the video with my duo in this site You should check it out under videos. We're called Duo Historico - guess why ;-)

 

 
 
 

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