Schmid, Manfred Hermann
- Lorenz Welker
(b Ottobeuren, Aug 10, 1947). German musicologist , son of the musicologist Ernst Fritz Schmid. Born to a musical family (he is also related to the composers Emil Kauffman and Ernst Friedrich Kauffman) he studied the violin with Koeckert at Augsburg Conservatory, musicology with Croll and Georgiades at Salzburg and Munich universities respectively, and music theory with Peter Förtig at the Freiburg Musikhochschule. He took the doctorate in Munich in 1975 with a dissertation on Mozart and the Salzburg musical tradition. After a period as assistant lecturer at Munich University, he became curator of the instrument collection of the Munich Stadtmuseum in 1979. He completed the Habilitation in 1980 at Munich University with an investigation of works by Weber, Schumann and Wagner. He was appointed professor of musicology at Tübingen University in 1986. He is chairman of the Musikhistorische Kommission of Das Erbe deutscher Musik and the Deutsches musikgeschichtliches Archiv, Kassel, and is a member of the advisory committee for the Gesellschaft für Musikgeschichte in Baden-Württemberg; he is also founder and editor of the journal ...