Grabner, Hermann, Austrian composer and music theorist; b. Graz, May 12, 1886; d. Bolzano, Italy, July 3, 1969. He took his degree in law at the Univ. of Graz. in 1909, then studied music with Reger and Sitt at the Leipzig Cons. He became a lecturer in theory at the Strasbourg Cons, in 1913. He served in the German army in World War I, and after the Armistice taught at the Mannheim Cons. From 1924 to 1938 he was prof. of composition at the Leipzig Cons. He then taught at the Hochschule fiir Musik (1938-45) and Cons. (1950-51) in Berlin. He wrote an opera, Die Richterin (Barmen, May 7, 1930), Perkeo Suite and Burgmusik for Wind Orch., Concerto for 3 Violins, organ pieces, songs, etc.
Die Funktionstheorie Hugo Riemanns und ihre Bedeutung fiir die praktische Analyse (Munich, 1923); Allgemeine Musiklehre (Stuttgart, 1924; 5th ed., 1949); Lehrbuch der musikalis-chen Analyse (Leipzig, 1925); Der lineare Satz; Ein Lehrbuch des Kontrapunktes (Stuttgart, 1930; rev. ed., 1950); Handbuch der Harmonielehre (Berlin, 1944).
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