Petzoldt, Richard (Johannes)

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Petzoldt, Richard (Johannes)

Petzoldt, Richard (Johannes), German musicologist; b. Plauen, Nov. 12, 1907; d. Leipzig, Jan. 14,1974. He studied at the Univ. of Berlin, where his teachers were Abert, Schering, Moser, Sachs, Hornbos-tel, Schimemann, and Blume. He received his Ph.D. in 1933 with the diss. Die Kirchenkompositionen und weltlichen Kantaten Reinhard Keisers (publ, in Düsseldorf, 1935). He ed. the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung (1935–39) and the periodical Musik in der Schule (1949–59). He was a prof, of music history at the Univ. of Leipzig (1952–67). His publs. include Beethoven (Leipzig, 1938; 2nd ed., 1947); Schubert (Leipzig, 1940; 2nd ed., 1947); Schumann (Leipzig, 1941; 2nd ed., 1947); Mozart (Wiesbaden, 1948; 2nd ed., 1965); Johann Sebastian Bach und Leipzig (Leipzig, 1950); Die Oper in ihrer Zeit (Leipzig, 1956); iconographies of Bach (Leipzig, 1950; 2nd ed., 1970), Verdi (Leipzig, 1951), Beethoven (Leipzig, 1952; 7th ed., rev., 1968), Schubert (Leipzig, 1953), Tchaikovsky (Leipzig, 1953), Handel (Leipzig, 1954; 2nded., 1960), Glinka (Leipzig, 1955), Schumann (Leipzig, 1956), Mozart (Leipzig, 1956; 3rd ed., 1961), Beethoven (Leipzig, 1970; 2nd ed., 1973), and Schütz (Kassel, 1972).

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