Klauwell, Otto (Adolf)

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Klauwell, Otto (Adolf)

Klauwell, Otto (Adolf), German writer on music and composer; b. Langensalza, April 7, 1851; d. Cologne, May 11, 1917. He studied with Reinecke and Richter at the Leipzig Cons., also studied at the Univ. of Leipzig (Ph.D., 1874, with the diss. Die historische Entwicklung des musikalische Canons). He taught at the Cologne Cons, (from 1875), where he was made deputy director (1905). He wrote the operas Das Mädchen vom See (Cologne, 1889) and Die heimlichen Richter (Elberfeld, 1902) as well as overtures, chamber music, piano pieces, and songs.

Writings

Musikalische Gesichtspunkte (Leipzig, 1882; 2nd ed., 1892, as Musikalische Bekenntnisse) Der Vortrag in der Musik (Berlin and Leipzig, 1883; Eng. tr., N.Y., 1890); Die Formen der Instrumentalmusik (Leipzig and N.Y., 1894; 2nd ed., rev., 1918 by W. Niemann); Geschichte der Sonate (Cologne and Leipzig, 1899); L. von Beethoven und die Variationenform (Langensalza, 1901); Theodor Gouvy (Berlin, 1902); Studien und Erinnerungen (Langensalza, 1906); Geschichte der Programm-Musik (Leipzig, 1910).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire