Altenburg, Detlef

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Altenburg, Detlef

Altenburg, Detlef, German musicologist; b. Bad Hersfeld, Jan. 9, 1947. He was educated at the Univ. of Cologne (Ph.D., 1973, with the diss. Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der Trómpete im Zeitalter der Clarinblaskunst (1500–1800); publ. in Regensburg, 1973; Habilitationss-chrift, 1980, Studien zum Musikdenken und zu den Reform-planen von Franz Liszt). From 1983 he was a prof. at the Univ.- Gesamthochschule-Paderborn in Detmold. From 1986 to 1989 he was an ed. for Die Musikforschung. An authority on Liszt, he served as ed. of the new critical edition of Liszt’s writings (9 vols., Wiesbaden, 1989 et seq.). In 1990 he became president of the Franz-Liszt-Gesellschaft in Weimar, and was ed. of its Liszt-Jahrbuch from 1992. Among his other writings are Zum Repertoire der Hoftrompeter im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (Tutzing, 1976), Line Théorie der Musik der Zukunft: Zur Funktion des Programms im symphonischen Werk Franz Liszts (Graz, 1977), Die Projekte der Liszt- Forschung (with G. Winkler; Eisenstadt, 1991), and Liszt und die Weimarer Klassik (Laaber, 1997).

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