Mandyczewski, Eusebius

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Mandyczewski, Eusebius

Mandyczewski, Eusebius, eminent Rumanian musicologist; b. Czernowitz, Aug. 17, 1857; d. Vienna, July 13, 1929. He entered the Univ. of Vienna (1875), where his teachers included Hanslick (music history) and Nottebohm (music theory); he also studied harmony with R. Fuchs at the Vienna Cons. In 1880 he became conductor of the Vienna Singakademie and archivist of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde; was made a prof. of music history and composition at the Cons. (1892). He oversaw the first complete critical ed. of Schubert’s works (40 vols, in 21 series, Leipzig, 1884–97), for which he received an honorary Ph.D. from the Univ. of Leipzig (1897). In 1879 he met Brahms, and they subsequently became good friends. With H. Gal, he ed. selected works by other composers. He composed some songs and piano pieces.

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