Refardt, Edgar , eminent Swiss musicologist and bibliographer; b. Basel, Aug. 8, 1877; d. there, March 3, 1968. He studied law and obtained the degree of Dr.Jur. in 1901. In 1915 he was appointed librarian and cataloguer of the musical collection of the Municipal Library of Basel. From 1921 to 1948 he was director of the Basel Orch. Society. He publ. valuable bibliographical works on Swiss music as well as essays on various literary and musical subjects.
Hans Huber: Beiträge zu einer Biographie (Leipzig, 1922); Verzeichnis der Aufsätze zur Musik in den nichtmusikalischen Zeitschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Basel (Leipzig, 1925); Historisch-biographisches Musikerlexikon der Schweiz (Leipzig and Zürich, 1928); Hans Huber: Leben und Werk eines schweizer Musikers (Zürich, 1944); Theodor FrÖhlich: Ein schweizer Musiker der Romantik (Basel, 1947); Johannes’ Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Hugh Wolf: Drei Wiener Meister des 19. Jahrhunderts (Basel, 1949); Musik in der Schweiz: Ausgewählte Aufsätze (1952); H. Zehntner, ed., Thematischer Katalog der Instrumentalmusik des 18. Jahrhunderts in den Handschriften der Universitätsbibliothek Basel (Bern, 1952).
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