Husmann, Heinrich, distinguished German musicologist; b. Cologne, Dec. 16, 1908; d. Brussels, Nov. 8, 1983. He studied musicology with Ludwig at the Univ. of Göttingen, and with Hornbostel, Schering, Wolf, and Blume at the Humboldt Univ. in Berlin, receiving his Ph.D. there in 1932. In 1933 he was appointed asst. lecturer at the musicological inst. at the Univ. of Leipzig; completed his Habilitation there in 1941, and then was made its acting director in 1944. He completed a 2nd Habilitation at the Univ. of Hamburg in 1948, and organized its musicological inst. in 1949; was a reader there from 1956 and a prof, from 1958. In 1960 he became a prof, of musicology at the Univ. of Göttingen. His books include Fünf- und siebenstellige Centstafeln zur Berechnung musikalischer Intervalle (Leiden, 1951), Vom Wesen der Konsonanz (Heidelberg, 1953), Einführung in die Musikwissenschaft (Heidelberg, 1958), and Grundlagen der antiken und orientalischen Musikkultur (Berlin, 1961).
H. Becker and R. Gerlach, eds., Speculum musicae artis: Festgabe für H. H. (Munich, 1970).
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