Ludwig, Friedrich, eminent German musicologist; b. Potsdam, May 8,1872; d. Gottingen, Oct. 3,1930. He studied history at the Uni vs. of Marburg and Strasbourg (Ph.D., 1896), then musicology with G. Jacobsthal. He was a reader (1905–10) and a prof. (1910–20) at the Univ. of Göttingen. He was an authority on medieval music. His most valuable work was Repertorium organorum recentioris et motetorum vetustissimi stili, I: Catalogue raisonné der Quellen, part 1: Handschriften in Quadrat-Notation (Halle, 1910); part 2: Handschriften in Mensural-Notation (ed. by F. Gennrich in Summa Musicae Medii Aevi, VII, 1961); II: Musikalisches Anfangs Verzeichnis des nach Tenores geordneten Repertorium (ed. by Gennrich in ibid., VIII, 1962). He also ed. an incomplete collection of the works of Guillaume de Machaut (1926–34).
J. Müller-Blattau, Dem Andenken F. L.s (Kassel, 1931).
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