Clementi's early business career: new documents

Rowland, David (2004). Clementi's early business career: new documents. In: Bösel, Richard and Sala, Massimiliano eds. Muzio Clementi. Cosmopolita della Musica. Atti del convegno internazionale in occasione del 250° anniversario della nascita (1752-2002). Roma, 4-6 dicembre 2002. Bologna, Italy: Ut Orpheus Edizioni, pp. 49–59.



The chapter examines in detail, and from previously unpublished documents, issues surrounding the bankruptcy of the London music publishers and instrument makers Longman & Broderip. Clementi's role as an assignee to the bankruptcy is described, as is his acquisition of the company, with other partners, in 1798. his actions in establishing the new company as a major European company is examined from contemporary documents, including previously unpublished correspondence.

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