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date: 16 December 2019

Nettl, Paul locked

  • Ramona H. Matthews


( b Hohenelbe [now Vrchlabí], Bohemia, Jan 10, 1889; d Bloomington, IN, Jan 8, 1972. American musicologist) of Czech-German descent , father of Bruno Nettl . He was educated at the German University in Prague, where he studied law (JurD 1913), musicology with Heinrich Rietsch (PhD 1915) and theory with Gerhard von Keussler. After military service in World War I he worked in Vienna under Adler. In 1920 he returned to Prague, where he taught at the German University and served temporarily as head of the musicological institute. In 1930, when it became clear that his Jewish origins would prevent permanent academic advancement, he became more active in journalism, and became music director for German radio in Czechoslovakia (1933). After the German occupation in 1939 he made his way to the USA, where he taught at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and in New York and Philadelphia. He was professor of musicology at Indiana University in Bloomington (...

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