Adler, Guido, eminent Austrian musicologist; b. Eibenschütz, Moravia, Nov. 1, 1855; d. Vienna, Feb. 15, 1941. He was a student of Bruckner and Dessoff at the Vienna Cons., and then studied at the Univ. of Vienna (Dr.Jur., 1878; Ph.D., 1880, with the diss. Die historischen Grundklassen der christlichen abendlandischen Musik bis 1600; completed his Habilitation, 1882, with his Studie zur Geschichte der Harmonie, which had been publ. in Vienna, 1881). With Chrysander and Spitta, he founded the Vierteljahrsschrift für Musikwissenschaft in 1885, the same year he became prof. of music history at the German Univ. in Prague. From 1895 to 1927 he was prof. of music history at the Univ. of Vienna. He also was ed. of the monumental Denkmaler der Tonkunst in Ôster-reich series (84 vols., 1894-1938). In 1937 he was made a corresponding member of the American Musicological Soc.
Richard Wagner: Vorlesungen (Leipzig, 1904); Joseph Haydn (Vienna and Leipzig, 1909); Der Stil in der Musik (Leipzig, 1911; 2nd ed., 1929); Gustav Mahler (Vienna, 1916); Methode der Musikgeschichte (Frankfurt am Main, 1919); ed. Handbuch der Musikgeshichte (Frankfurt am Main, 1924; 2nd ed., rev., 1930); Wollen und Wirken: Aus den Leben eines Musikhistorik-ers (Vienna, 1935).
Studien zur Musikgeschichte: Festschrift für G. A. (Vienna, 1930); E. Reilly, Gustav Mahler und G. A. (Vienna, 1978).
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