Georg Rhau

RHAU (RHAW), Georg. b. Franconia, 1488, d. 1548. He was born in Franconia in the town of Eisfeld on the Werra River. He attended the University of Erfurt for a brief time, and the University at Wittenberg (BA, 1514). For four years he was employed in the Wittenberg printing establishment of Rhau-Grunenberg, presumably owned by his uncle. From 1518 to 1520 Rhau was cantor at the Thomasschule and Thomaskirche in Leipzig. He was also associated with the University at Leipzig where he lectured on music theory. His publications Enchiridion utriusque musicae practicae, from about the time of his arrival in Leipzig, and his Enchiridion musicae mensuralis (1520) were remarkably successful, being...

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