Hertzmann, Erich, German-American musicologist; b. Krefeld, Dec. 14, 1902; d. Berkeley, Calif., March 3, 1963. He studied at the Hoch Cons, in Frankfurt am Main and with Abert, Blume, Hornbostel, Sachs, Schering, and Wolf at the Univ. of Berlin (Ph.D., 1931, with the diss. Adrian Willaert in der weltlichen Vokalmusik seiner Zeit; publ in Leipzig, 1931). In 1938 he emigrated to the U.S. and taught at Columbia Univ. until his death; he also lectured at Princeton Univ. (1946–9) and in 1949 held a Guggenheim fellowship. His major field of research was in Renaissance music and the creative process in the music of Mozart and Beethoven, subjects he treated in many articles in German and American music journals.
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