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date: 28 January 2020

Fischer, Wilhelmlocked

  • Hanns-Bertold Dietz


(b Vienna, April 19, 1886; d Innsbruck, Feb 26, 1962). Austrian musicologist. He studied with Adler at the University of Vienna, where in 1912 he received the doctorate with a dissertation on Monn. From 1912 to 1928 he was Adler's assistant, and he completed his Habilitation at Vienna in 1915 with a work on the genesis of the Viennese Classical style, becoming a university lecturer in 1919 (titular professor, 1923). In 1928 he was appointed reader in musicology at the University of Innsbruck, but was suspended from this post after the German annexation of Austria (1938). Expelled from the Tyrol he moved to Vienna (1939), where during the war years he was conscribed to forced labour in a metal factory. In 1945 he became director of the Vienna conservatories, and from 1948 until his retirement in 1961 he held the professorship at the University of Innsbruck....

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