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date: 06 December 2019

Altenburg, Detleflocked

  • Dietrich Kaemper


(b Bad Hersfeld, Jan 9, 1947). German musicologist. He studied musicology at the universities of Marburg and Cologne with Hans Engel and Heinrich Hüschen while taking private lessons in piano, organ and Baroque trumpet (the last with Walter Holy). He obtained the doctorate at Cologne in 1973 with a dissertation on the history of the trumpet. In 1973 he became an assistant lecturer at Cologne University, completing the Habilitation in 1980 with a study on Liszt’s aesthetics. After working as visiting professor at Göttingen University (1980–81) and lecturer at the Cologne Musikhochschule (1982–3), he was appointed professor at Paderborn University in 1983. He was appointed professor at Regensburg University in 1994. He became chief editor of the critical edition of Liszt’s writings in 1985 and assistant editor of Die Musikforschung, 1986–9, associate editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society from 1987, and editor of the series Musik und Musikanschauung im 19. Jahrhundert and Weimarer Liszt-Studien. He is also curator of the European Liszt Centre and was made president of the Franz-Liszt-Gesellschaft in ...

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