Kalischer, Alfred

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Kalischer, Alfred

Kalischer, Alfred, German writer on music; b. Thorn, March 4, 1842; d. Berlin, Oct. 8, 1909. After obtaining his Ph.D. at the Univ. of Leipzig, he took music courses with Burgel and Bohmer in Berlin. He ed. the Neue Berliner Musikzeitung (from 1873). He was best known for his writings on Beethoven. He ed. Neue Beethovenbriefe (1902) and Beethovens sämtliche Briefe (5 vols., 1906-8; Eng. tr., 1909).

Writings

Lessing als Musikästhetiker (1889); Die “Unsterbliche Geliebte” Beethovens (1891); Die Macht Beethovens (1903); Beethoven und seine Zeitgenossen (4 vols., 1908: I, Beethoven und Berlin; II and III, Beethovens Frauenkreis; IV, Beethoven und Wien).

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