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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht

(b Bromberg, May 29, 1901; d Freiburg, Nov 8, 1990). German music librarian. He studied musicology at Heidelberg University with Kroyer and Moser, and philology, German literature and art history as secondary subjects; in 1927 he took the doctorate at Heidelberg with a dissertation on melodic construction in the lieder of Neidhart von Reuental. After serving as assistant lecturer in the musicology department at Heidelberg (1927–30), he studied librarianship at the Sächsischen Landesbibliothek, Dresden, and at the Leipzig University Library. In 1934 he passed the state examination for administration of specialist libraries in Leipzig, taking an additional examination in the handling of printed music. After acting as librarian at the Technische Hochschule in Dresden (1931–3), he became director of the archives of Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig (1933–42). In 1946 he founded the music division of the City and University Library in Frankfurt am Main, which he then directed until ...

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Hans Radke

(b Amsterdam, 13–21 Aug 1621; d Leiden, bur. Oct 8, 1653). Dutch lawyer . His father was Anthony Thijs, a merchant in Amsterdam. Thysius enrolled at the University of Leiden on 13 August 1635 and read philology and law. Between 1646 and 1648 he travelled in France and England to further his studies. Returning to Leiden he registered again on 27 August 1648 and graduated in law on 21 August 1652.

He owned an important library and founded the Bibliotheca Thysiana. In it is preserved a manuscript lutebook in French seven-line tablature. Though several scholars have suggested more hands, the volume was probably compiled by the Amsterdam minister Adrian Joriszoon Smout (b Rotterdam, c1580; d Rotterdam, Feb 1646), as a reference ‘Johan Thijs wt d' Auctie van Smoutius’ in the manuscript suggests, from his student time in Leiden (1595–1601) into at least the 1620s. With some 452 pieces, mostly for solo lute, it is the richest Dutch collection of lute music and one which shows the international aspect of musical taste in the Netherlands at that time. The manuscript contains intabulations of Dutch, English, French and Italian songs, Reformation psalms, motets and some 164 dances, mainly French, English, Italian and Dutch in origin, as well as six fantasias, including one by Francesco da Milano. Claude Le Jeune, Claude Goudimel, Orlande de Lassus, Peter Philips and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck may be singled out among the composers of the songs on which the lute intabulations are based, and John Dowland, Robert Jones and Thomas Robinson are among the composers of the dances. A few pieces come from collections by E. Adriaensen published in Antwerp in ...

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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht

(Karl Hubert Maria)

(b Cologne-Lindenthal, Jan 1, 1897; d June 26, 1981). German librarian and musicologist. He studied musicology (with Schiedermair), history, German philology and ethnology at Bonn University (1914–17, 1919–24), taking the doctorate in 1924 with a study of the Jena song manuscript; he passed the state philological examination in 1925. After working as a student assistant at the State Library of Saxony in Dresden (1925–7), and passing the professional librarianship examination at the Leipzig University Library (1927), he became assistant librarian until 1944, and then Bibliotheksrat at the Dresden State Library, having had charge of its department since 1931. After a period teaching in a Gymnasium at Bergheim (1946–50), he held a post as librarian at the Düsseldorf State and Civic Library (1951–2). From 1951 he was a Bibliotheksrat (from 1957 Oberbibliotheksrat) at Heidelberg University Library, where from 1953...

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Alec Hyatt King

( b Berlin, July 27, 1892). American musicologist and librarian of German birth . She studied musicology at Berlin under Kretzschmar, Riemann and Johannes Wolf, and obtained the PhD in 1916. She had a varied and distinguished career as a scholar, music librarian and critic. From 1922 she worked mainly as assistant to Paul Hirsch in his music library at Frankfurt for nearly 14 years, during which period she was also research librarian at the Berlin State Library (1928), and worked on the organization of the music department in the city library at Frankfurt (1927–9). She supervised various important exhibitions, including the international music exhibition at Frankfurt in 1927, the ‘Goethe and Music’ exhibition of 1932 and the Wagner Memorial Exhibition of 1933. From 1923 to 1932 she was a music critic on the Frankfurter Zeitung and, for a shorter period, on the Neue Musik-Zeitung of Stuttgart. After emigrating to the USA in ...