- Horst Seeger
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(b Dresden, May 28, 1911; d Berlin, Aug 8, 1997). German music critic. He studied the violin and piano at the Hoch Conservatory and musicology with Gerber, Adorno and Gennrich at Frankfurt University (1932–6). He began his career as a music critic on the Frankfurt General-Anzeiger (1934) and then worked in Dresden, first for the Dresdner Nachrichten (1939–41) and later as arts editor of the Sächsische Zeitung (1946–50); having moved to Berlin he joined the Nationalzeitung, Sonntag, Theater der Zeit and Musik und Gesellschaft. His comments on East German musical life also appeared in numerous foreign journals. His book on Richard Strauss, which was translated into seven languages, established his reputation as a Strauss specialist in the Dresden tradition and as a writer capable of fusing scholarly insight with an essayist's fluency. A specialist in opera, his comprehensive guide, Oper von A–Z...