Koczirz, Adolf, Austrian musicologist; b. Wierowan, Moravia, April 2, 1870; d. Vienna, Feb. 22, 1941. He studied law, and also musicology with Adler, at the Univ. of Vienna (Ph.D., 1903, with the diss. Der Lautenist Hans Judenkünig). He was employed in the Ministry of Finance (1891–1935). He distinguished himself as an authority on the lute and guitar; ed. 2 vols, of 16th- and 17th-century lute music in Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, XXXVII, Jg. XVIII/2 (1911) and I, Jg. XXV/2 (1918).
R. Haas and J. Zuth, eds., Festschrift A. K. zum 60. Geburtstag (Vienna, 1930).
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