Franz Gleißner

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Franz Johannes Gleißner (1759 – 18 September 1818)[1] was a German lithographer and composer. In the late 18th century, he met Alois Senefelder, with whom he collaborated for approximately 30 years using lithography as a method of reproduction to print music scores. Using the songs composed by Gleißner,[2] Senefelder demonstrated that lithography could be successfully used for music publication.

Gleißner's compositions include masses, the oratorio Lazarus, about[vague] thirteen symphonies, much chamber music, and some stage works.[1]

In 1803, Gleißner made a catalog of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's manuscripts in Constanze's estate.[3]


  1. ^ a b p. 432 (1980) Duckles
  2. ^ p. 943 (2001) Duckles & Twyman
  3. ^ p. 61, Zaslaw (2007) Neal. Middleton, Wisconsin "Mozart's Incidental Music to Lanassa and his Thamos Motets" in Cassaro (editor) James Music, Libraries, and the Academy: Essays in Honor of Lenore Coral A-R Editions


  • p. 432 Duckles (1980) Vincent. London "Gleissner, Franz" in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Macmillan Vol. 7
  • pp. 943–944 Duckles, Twyman (2001) Vincent, Michael. New York "Gleissner, Franz" in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2nd Ed. Vol. 9 Macmillan

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