Deutsch, Otto Erich
- Alec Hyatt King
(b Vienna, Sept 5, 1883; d Vienna, Nov 23, 1967). Austrian biographer and bibliographer. Having studied the history of literature and art at the universities of Vienna and Graz, he worked as art critic for Die Zeit (1908–9) and as assistant at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Vienna University (1909–12). Deutsch’s later special study of the Biedermeier period had been foreshadowed by his early interest in Schwind. Schubert was the subject of the earliest of all his writings: a book and three articles in 1905. His unique biography (1913–14) established him as the leading authority on this composer, although its publication was never completed as originally planned. It was for his distinguished services to the Schubert centenary of 1928 that Deutsch received the title of professor.
After a career of some six years in bookselling, he became music librarian to the collector Anthony van Hoboken from ...