- Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht
(b Neumünster, Holstein, July 6, 1914; d Lübeck, June 4, 1994). German musicologist and composer. Following the first publication of one of his works (the Singspiel, Der kleine Klaus, 1933), he attended classes by Georg Götsch at the Musikheim, Frankfurt an der Oder, 1934–5. He studied school music at the Hochschule für Musikerziehung und Kirchenmusik, Berlin (1935–8), while taking classes in musicology at the university and attending lectures by Hindemith. Invalided out of the army during World War II, he met Fritz Jöde when he was in hospital and, with Jöde’s encouragement, published his first song collection (Der Hagestolz, 1942). From 1943 he taught harmony at the Gaumusikschule, Posen, and after fleeing the Russians in 1945, he settled in Lübeck, where he taught at the Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmusikschule from 1946. The school was dissolved then refounded in 1950 as the Schleswig-Holsteinische Musikakademie und Norddeutsche Orgelschule (since ...