Brzoska, Matthias [Johannes Maria]
- Christian Berger
(b Frankfurt, June 24, 1955). German musicologist. After studying musicology in Marburg with Brinkmann and Sieghart Döhring (1977–81), he attended the Technical University of Berlin (1982–6) and took the doctorate under Dahlhaus with a study on Schreker's opera Der Schatzgräber. From 1981 to 1986 he worked as an assistant at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Budde and Schnebel. In 1992 his Habilitationsschrift on the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk during the July Monarchy was accepted by the Technical University and he became professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen the same year. His main areas of study are French music from the 18th to the 20th centuries, music aesthetics in the 19th and 20th century and the history of opera. A pioneering scholar of opera, he has contributed important articles to Pipers Enzyklopädie des Musiktheaters and Metzlers Komponisten-Lexikon.‘Mosè und Massimilla Rossinis “Mosè in Egitto” und Balzacs politische Deutung’, ...