Hornbostel, Erich M(oritz) von
- Israel J. Katz
(b Vienna, Feb 25, 1877; d Cambridge, Nov 28, 1935). Austrian scholar. His parental home was a focus of Viennese musical life (his mother was the singer and Brahms devotee Helene Magnus) and in early youth he studied harmony and counterpoint under Mandyczewski; by his late teens he was an accomplished pianist and composer. After studying natural sciences and philosophy at the universities of Heidelberg and Vienna (...