- Pamela M. Potter
(b Cairo, Dec 20, 1894; d Marburg, May 15, 1970). German musicologist. He studied musicology with Sandberger at the University of Munich, obtaining the doctorate in 1925 with a dissertation on the development of the German piano concerto from Mozart to Liszt. In 1926 he completed his Habilitation at the University of Greifswald and was appointed reader in 1932. In 1935 he came to the University of Königsberg (now Kalingrad) as a supernumerary professor, simultaneously headed the institute for church and school music, and was made professor in 1944. After Königsberg came under Soviet rule, Engel went to the University of Marburg in 1946 to head its musicology department.
Launching his career with a specialization in the Italian madrigal, Engel soon became a longstanding champion of German music, producing studies of numerous German composers and even arguing for the German origins of Franz Liszt. He was an outspoken promoter of research on regional music history and dedicated himself to the histories of Pomerania and East Prussia while working in those provinces, overseeing periodicals such as ...