Bose, Fritz, German musicologist; b. Messenthin, July 26, 1906; d. Berlin, Aug. 16, 1975. He studied at the Humboldt Univ. in Berlin, where his teachers included Abert and Schering (musicology), Hornbostel (ethno-musicology), and Sachs (organology); received his Ph.D. there in 1934 with the diss. Die Musik der Uitoto (publ. in Berlin, 1934). He was a lecturer of the Univ. of Berlin from 1934 to 1945; in 1953 he was named director of the history dept. of the Institut fur Musikforschung in Berlin, retiring in 1971; he also taught at the Technical Univ. of Berlin (1963–67). In 1966 he founded the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musik des Orients, which he headed until 1972. He also served as ed. of the Jahrbuch für musikalische Volks- und Vòlkerkunde from 1963 until his death. He wrote the study Musikalische Vòlkerkunde (Freiburg im Briesgau and Zurich, 1953).
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