Moser, Andreas

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Moser, Andreas

Moser, Andreas , noted German violin pedagogue and music scholar, father of Hans Joachim Moser; b. Semlin an der Donau, Nov. 29, 1859; d. Berlin, Oct. 7, 1925. He studied first in Zürich with Hegar, and also took courses in engineering and architecture in Stuttgart. In 1878 he became a violin pupil of Joachim in Berlin, and in 1883–84 he was concertmaster in Mannheim. He settled in Berlin in 1884, and in 1888 he was appointed a teacher at the Hochschule für Musik, a post he held until his death. He pubi, valuable studies on the history of the violin.


Joseph Joachim, Ein Lebensbild (Berlin, 1898; 5thed., rev., 1910; Eng. tr. from 2nd Ger. ed., 1900); with Joachim, Violinschule (3 vols., Berlin, 1902–05; 2nd. ed., rev., 1959, by M. Jacobsen); ed. Johannes Brahms im Briefwechsel mit Joseph Joachim (Vols. V and VI of the complete Brahms correspondence, Berlin, 1908); ed. with Joachim, Briefe von und an Joseph Joachim (3 vols., Berlin, 1911–13); Methodik des Violinspiels (2 vols., Leipzig, 1920); Geschichte des Violinspiels (Berlin, 1923; 2nd ed., rev. and enl., 1966–67); Technik des Violinspiels (2 vols., Leipzig, 1925).

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