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Reeser, (Hendrik) Eduard

Reeser, (Hendrik) Eduard

Reeser, (Hendrik) Eduard , distinguished Dutch musicologist; b. Rotterdam, March 23, 1908. He studied art history with Vogelsang and musicology with Smijers at the Univ. of Utrecht (Ph.D., 1939). He taught music history at the Rotterdam Cons. (1930–37) and musicology at the Univ. of Utrecht (Ph.D.,1939). He was also president of the Donemus Foundation (1947–57), the Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Toonkünst (1951–69), and the IMS (1972–77). He was made a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (1961) and the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium (1973), as well as an honorary member of the Royal Musical Assn. in London (1974).

Writings

(all publ. in Amsterdam unless otherwise given): De musikale handscriften van Alphons Diepenbrock (1933); Alphons Diepenbrock (1935); De zonen van Bach (1941; Eng. tr., 1946); Musiekgeschiedenis in vogelvlucht (1942; Eng. tr., 1946); De Vereeniging voor Nederlandsche muziekgeschiedenis 1863–1943: Gedenboek (1943); De geschiedenis van de wals (1947; Eng. tr., 1947); Muziek in de gemeenschap der Künsten (Rotterdam, 1947); Een eeuw Nederlandse muziek (1950); ed. Verzamelde geschriflen van Alphons Diepenbrock (Utrecht, 1950); Music in Holland (1959); ed. Alphons Diepenbrock: Brieven en documenten (2 vols., The Hague, 1962, 1967); Gustav Mahler und Holland (Vienna, 1980); Ein Augsburger Musiker in Paris: Johann Gottfried Eckard (Augsburg, 1985).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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