Hickmann, Hans (Robert Hermann)

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Hickmann, Hans (Robert Hermann)

Hickmann, Hans (Robert Hermann), German musicologist; b. Rosslau bei Dessau, May 19, 1908; d. Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, Sept. 4, 1968. He studied musicology in Halle and with Blume, Hornbos-tel, Sachs, Schering, Schünemann, and Wolf at the Univ. of Berlin (Ph.D., 1934, with the diss. Das Portativ; publ, in Kassel, 1936). He then was active in Cairo, where he pursued research in Egyptian music and worked as an organist, conductor, teacher, and broadcaster. In 1957 he became director of the German Cultural Inst. in Cairo, but that same year he was made prof, of ethnomusicology at the Univ. of Hamburg; he also was director of the Archiv Produktion division of the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft (from 1958) and first president of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fu¨r Musik des Orients (from 1959). Hickmann wrote many articles on ancient Egyptian music for various learned journals.


Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Muséedu Caire: Instruments de musique (Cairo, 1949); 45 siècles de musique dans l’Egypte ancienne à travers la sculpture, la peinture, l’instrument (Paris, 1956); Ägypten in Musikgeschichte in Bildern, ii/1 (Leipzig, 1961).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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