Gottron, Adam (Bernhard)
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(b Mainz, Oct 11, 1889; d Mainz, Oct 29, 1971). German musicologist. He studied history, German and art history at the universities of Freiburg and Giessen (where he took the doctorate in 1911) and theology at the universities of Freiburg and Innsbruck and the Mainz seminary (where he was ordained in 1917); concurrently he directed several school and university choirs and orchestras. He worked as a schoolteacher in Darmstadt and Mainz, where he became responsible for the church choirs in the diocese (1933–62).
Gottron was editor of the musical publications of the New Germany Youth Movement and later founded and edited (1947–52) the journal Musik und Altar; he also founded the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mittelrheinische Musikgeschichte (1961), publishing many of his own articles in its Mitteilungen. The University of Mainz awarded him an honorary chair (1960–70) and doctorate (...