Nottebohm, (Martin) Gustav

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Nottebohm, (Martin) Gustav

Nottebohm, (Martin) Gustav, distinguished German musicologist; b. Lüdenscheid, Westphalia, Nov. 12, 1817; d. Graz, Oct. 29, 1882. He studied with Berger and Dehn in Berlin (1838–39), with Mendelssohn and Schumann in Leipzig (1840–45), and finally with Sechter in Vienna (1846), where he settled as a music teacher. He revised the Beethoven ed. publ, by Breitkopf & Härtel, prepared thematic catalogues of the works of Beethoven and Schubert, and edited some of the works of Mozart. Of particular importance are his studies of Beethoven’s sketchbooks.


(all publ, in Leipzig unless otherwise given): Ein Skizzenbuch von Beethoven (1865; 2nd ed., 1924, by P. Mies, as Zwei Skizzenbücher von Beethoven aus den Jahren 1801 bis 1803); Thematisches Verzeichniss der im Druck erschienenen Werke von Ludwig van Beethoven (2nd ed., 1868, reprint, 1969); Beethoveniana (1872; 2nd ed., 1925); Beethovens Studien (1873; includes Beethoven’s exercise books under Haydn, Albrechtsberger, and Salieri); Thematisches Verzeichniss der im Druck erschienenen Werke von Franz Schubert (Vienna, 1874); Mozartiana (1880); E. Mandyczewski, ed., Zweite Beethoveniana (1887; 2nd ed., 1925).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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