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Boetticher, Wolfgang

Boetticher, Wolfgang

Boetticher, Wolfgang, German musicologist; b. Bad Ems, Aug. 19, 1914. He studied with Schering, Schünemann, and Blume at the Univ. of Berlin (Ph.D., 1939, with the diss. Robert Schumann: Einführung in Persönlichkeit und Werk; publ, in Berlin, 1941; Habilitation, 1943, with Studien zur solistischen Lautenpraxis des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts; publ, in Berlin, 1943). In 1948 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Göttingen, where he was prof, of musicology from 1956 to 1959. From 1958 he also taught at the Technical Univ. in Clausthal. Boetticher is an authority on the music of both the Renaissance and the 19th century. His writings on lute music, Orlando di Lasso, and Robert Schumann are particularly valuable. He ed. compositions of Lasso in the new critical edition of that composer’s works (Vols. I, XIX, Munich, 1959-90) and the Urtext edition of Schumann’s complete piano works (24 vols., Munich, 1972-96).


Robert Schumann in seinen Schriften und Briefen (Berlin, 1942); Orlando di Lasso und seine Zeit (2 vols., Kassel and Basel, 1958; new ed. with suppl., 1998; Vol. Ill, index of works, 1999); Von Galestrina zu Bach (Stuttgart, 1959; 2nd ed., enl., 1981); Dokumente und Briefe um Orlando di Lasso (Kassel, 1960); Aus Orlando di Lassos Wirkungskreis, Neue archivalische Studien zur Münchener Musikgeschichte (Kassel and Basel, 1963); Neue Fors-chungsergebnisse im Gebiet der musikalischen Renaissance (Gòttin-gen, 1964); Robert Schumanns Klavierwerke: Entstehung, Urtext, Gestalt: Untersuchungen anhand unveroffentlicher Skizzen und biog-raphischer Dokumente (Wilhelmshaven, 1976 et seq.); Die Fami-lienkassette Schumanns in Dresden: Unbekannte Briefe an Robert und Clara Schumann (Leipzig, 1979; 2nd ed., 1982); Einführung in die musikalische Romantik (Wilhelmshaven, 1983); Geschichte der Moiette (Darmstadt, 1989; new ed., Wilhelmshaven, 2000).


H. Hüschen and D.-R. Moser, eds., Covivium musicorum: Festschrift W. B. zum sechzigsten Geburtstag (Berlin, 197A).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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