- Anna Amalie Abert
(b Leipzig, Feb 17, 1889; d Uppsala, March 16, 1966). German musicologist. After attending the Thomasschule in Leipzig he studied the organ (with Karl Straube), the piano (with Leonid Kreutzer), the cello and composition (with Paul Klengel), and was a pupil of Riemann at Leipzig University. In 1908 he went to Berlin where he worked under Kretzschmar and in 1914 obtained the doctorate with a dissertation on J.G. Naumann as an opera composer. He was assistant to Fritz Busch at the Dresden Staatsoper (1922–6), and throughout his years at Dresden to the time of his move to Sweden in 1939, played an active part in the musical life of the city. From 1926 he was lecturer in music history at the orchestra school of the Staatsoper. In 1948 he was appointed lecturer in music at Uppsala, and received an honorary doctorate from that university in 1955...