- Rudolf Klein
( b Stolp [now Słupsk], May 22, 1899; d Salzburg, Aug 15, 1964). German educationist and writer on music . He studied at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik and concurrently studied musicology with Johannes Wolf, Schünemann and Hermann Abert at Berlin University. He took the doctorate in 1924 with a dissertation on singing in Protestant Lateinschulen in the 17th century. He then worked under Leo Kestenberg at the Berlin Central Institute for Education until 1934, when he took over the organization of German choral singing, for which he was responsible until 1938. He was subsequently (1939) appointed executive director and lecturer in music education at the Salzburg Mozarteum, succeeding Paumgartner as its president (1959); he revived and directed its annual summer academy held at the time of the Salzburg Festival. He was a member of the directorate of the Salzburg Festival and of many international committees, and was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan (...