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Hans Georg Nageli (Composer)

Born: 26th May 1773, Wetzikon, Switzerland

Died: 26th December 1836, Zurich, Switzerland

Nationality: Swiss

Hans Georg Nägeli was a composer and music publisher.

Nägeli was born in Wetzikon, Switzerland. He studied under his father as a child, and then opened a private music shop and publishing firm in the 1790s. In 1803 he began publishing the Repertoire des Clavecinistes, which included the first editions of keyboard pieces by composers such as Muzio Clementi, Johann Baptist Cramer, and Ludwig van Beethoven. He founded two singing societies (Sängervereine) in Zurich, in addition to writing profusely on music theory and aesthetics, as well as introductory treatises for students.

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