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Schilling, Gustav

Gustav Schilling (born Schwiegershausen Nov 3, 1805; died Crete, NE, March 1880), German music lexicographer, author, and editor. Known principally for his Encyclopädie der gesammten musikalischen Wissenschaften oder Universal-Lexikon der Tonkunst, 6 vols (Stuttgart: F. H. Köhler, 1835-38, suppl. 1842, 2/1840-42), Schilling also wrote books on music aesthetics, harmony, modern music, piano performance, and other topics. He also edited the fourth and fifth (of which Schenker had a copy in his personal library) editions of C. P. E. Bach's Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen.

Sources: NGDM; MGG


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