HaussWald, Günter, distinguished German musicologist; b. Rochlitz an der Mulde, March 11, 1908; d. Stuttgart, April 23, 1974. He studied piano with Max Pauer and composition with Karg-Elert in Leipzig, theory with Grabner at the Leipzig Hochschule für Musik, and musicology with Kroyer and others at the Univ. of Leipzig, where he took his Ph.D. in 1937 with the diss. Johann David Heinichens Instrumentalwerke (publ. in Wolfenbüttel and Berlin, 1937); he completed his Habilitation in 1949 at the Dresden Technical Coll. with his Mozarts Serenaden (publ. in Leipzig, 1951). From 1933 to 1945 he taught school in Dresden; then was dramaturge at the Dresden State Opera (1947–53); he also lectured at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik and at the Univ. of Jena from 1950 to 1953. He then settled in West Germany, where he ed. the monthly Musica (1958–70); was also program director for the South German Radio at Stuttgart (1960–68). His important monographs include Heinrich Marschner (Dresden, 1938), Die deutsche Oper (Cologne, 1941), Die Bauten des Staatstheater Dresden (Dresden, 1948), Das neue Opernbuch (Dresden, 1951; 5th ed., 1956), Richard Strauss (Dresden, 1953), and Dirigenten: Bild und Schrift (Berlin, 1966). He also contributed exemplary eds. to the complete works of Telemann, Gluck, Bach, and Mozart.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire