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Gennrich, Friedrich

Gennrich, Friedrich

Gennrich, Friedrich, respected German musicologist; b. Colrnar, March 27, 1883; d. Langen, Sept. 22, 1967. He studied Roman philology at the Univ. of Strasbourg, and took courses in musicology with R Ludwig. In 1921 he went to Frankfurt am Main, where he taught musicology at the Univ. until 1964. He was a leading authority on music of the troubadours, trouveres, and Minnesinger.


Musikwissenschaft und romanische Philologie (Halle, 1918); Der musikalische Vortrag der altfranzosischen Chan-sons de geste (Halle, 1923); Die altfranzosiche Rotrouenge (Halle, 1925); Das Formproblem des Minnesangs (Halle, 1931); Grundriss einer Formenlehre des mittelalterlichen Liedes (Halle, 1932); Die Strassburger Schule fur Musikwissenschaft (Wiirzburg, 1940); Abriss der frankonischen Mensuralnotation (Nieder-Modau, 1946; 2nd ed., Darmstadt, 1956); Abriss der Mensuralnotation des XIV. und der 1. Halfte des XV. Jahrhunderts (Nieder-Modau, 1948); Melodien altdeutscher Lieder (Darmstadt, 1954); Franco von Köln, Ars Cantus Mensurabilis (Darmstadt, 1955); Die Wimpfener Fragmente der Hessischen Landesbibliothek (Darmstadt, 1958); Der musikalische Nachlass der Troubadours (Darmstadt, 1960).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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