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Reiss, Józef (Wladyslaw)

Reiss, Józef (Wladyslaw)

Reiss, Józef (Wladyslaw) , Polish musicologist; b. Debica, Aug. 4, 1879; d. Krakow, Feb. 22, 1956. He studied musicology with Adler at the Univ. of Vienna (Ph.D., 1910, with a diss. on the Polish composer Gomólka), and then completed his Habilitation at the Univ. of Krakow (1922), where he then taught until 1939, and again from 1949 to 1953. Among his publications, all in Polish, were The Problem of Content in Music (Krakow, 1915; 2nd ed., aug., 1922), Musical Forms (Leipzig, 1917; 2nd ed., 1929), Beethoven (Warsaw, 1920), A Concise History of Music (Warsaw, 1920; 3rd ed., aug., 1931), Henryk Wieniawski (Warsaw, 1931; 3rd ed., 1970), An Almanac of Music in Krakow, 1780–1914 (Krakow, 1939), Violins and Violinists (Krakow, 1955), and Short Encyclopedia of Music (Warsaw, I960).

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