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Ibo Ortgies, PhD

Musicologist, Music Historian, Translator

Ibo Ortgies Language & Research Services

  • Translation to German, from

  • Translation to English from

    * In my fields of expertise only

    Translation to English includes always editing 
    by highly experienced English editors, 
    who are experts in the respective field as well.

  • Translation of historical texts in my areas of expertise

  • Proof-reading and editing (German)

  • Fact check

  • Improving style (German) and logical consistency of various texts, amongst others books, articles, presentations, lectures ...  
    I always strive for a congruency of content, format, and style,
    as well as for a pleasant flow of words, 

  • Support of your business correspondence in German
  • Digital photography of archival sources

  • Transcription and edition of historical texts and music

.Previously I worked as researcher at the
University of Gothenburg (Göteborgs universitet), Sweden
GOArt (Göteborg Organ Art Center)
I have been working at GOArt from 2016 
(occasionally part-time or time-limited positions).


Contact information

Research Interests


Publications Topics Overview

  • Detailed List of Publications

  • Doctoral Thesis, 2004

    Die Praxis der Orgelstimmung in Norddeutschland im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert und ihr Verhältnis zur zeitgenössischen Musikpraxis.
    (The practice of organ tuning in North Germany in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its relationship to contemporary musical practice.)

    Fulltext online completely available on this website for free download:

English Abstract
English Summary

Table of Contents


Digital photos of various sources
- Lübeck, Archiv der Hansestadt Lübeck
- Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei


Lectures, Presentations, and Seminars


Organ Consultant

Lübeck piano building ca. 1730-1880:

A square piano by Rädecker & Lunau from Lübeck, ca. 1835: Documentation
(please, click on all photos to see enlarged versions. More photos: click here)