(b Vienna, 9 March 1885; d Vienna, 27 May 1964). Austrian Jewish music historian, educator, and critic. In 1912 he graduated from Vienna’s Imperial Academy of Science with a doctoral dissertation entitled Die indische Musik der vedischen und der klassischen Zeit (‘The Indian Music of the Vedic and the Classical Period’) under the supervision of Leopold Shröder. Felber’s dissertation remains an authoritative source for modern scholars interested in the recitation techniques and ethos of early South Asian music. Prior to his arrival in China, he was active in the Indian community in Vienna and had given lectures on Indian music at the Indian Club. Furthermore, he felt privileged to have met the legendary Nobel laureate Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore who was also a noted musician. During their meeting, Tagore shared his views on the aesthetics of European music and Indian classical music with him. After the Anschluss (...
A term used in opposition to Prima pratica.
Artusi, Giovanni Maria, §2: Principal theoretical works
Canon (i), §4: 1600 to 1750
Theory, theorists, §10: The Baroque period
Fontanelli, Alfonso, §1: Life
Madrigal, §II, 11: Italy: 16th century: The 1590s: the rise of the ‘seconda pratica’
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