We are unable to display your institutional affiliation without JavaScript turned on.
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE

Find using OpenURL

Johann Philipp Kirnberger and Authorship

From: Notes
Volume 69, Number 4, June 2013
pp. 688-705 | 10.1353/not.2013.0064



It has long been known that Johann Philipp Kirnberger received writing assistance from others (notably Johann Abraham Peter Schulz) in preparing his publications, but examination reveals it to have been more extensive than previously thought. While Kirnberger has been granted credit for all the music articles in the first volume of Johann Georg Sulzer’s Allgemeine Theorie der schönen Künste, major contradictions with Kirnberger’s professed views appear in some articles, and others reflect an expertise in practical music that Kirnberger lacked. Some contemporaries credited Johann Friedrich Agricola with many of the music articles in Sulzer’s first volume. This article examines the question, as well as the role that Schulz and others played in Kirnberger’s own publications.

You must be logged in through an institution that subscribes to this journal or book to access the full text.


Shibboleth authentication is only available to registered institutions.

Project MUSE

For subscribing associations only.

Research Areas


  • You have access to this content
  • Free sample
  • Open Access
  • Restricted Access