Riehl, Wilhelm Heinrich von
Riehl, Wilhelm Heinrich von
Riehl, Wilhelm Heinrich von , German writer on music; b. Biebrich-on-Rhine, May 6, 1823; d. Munich, Nov. 16, 1897. He studied at the Univ. of Munich, where he became (1854) a prof. of political economy and also lectured on music history. He publ, the valuable compendium Musikalische Charakterköpfe (3 vols., 1853–61; 6th ed., 1879) and 2 vols, of original songs, Hausmusik (1856, 1877). Posthumous publications include Zur Geschichte der romantischen Oper (Berlin, 1928) and Musik im Leben des Volkes, a collection of articles, ed by J. Müller-Blattau (Kassel, 1936).
H. Simonsfeld, H. R. als Kulturhistoriker (Munich, 1899); V. von Geramb, W.H. R.: Leben und Wirken (Salzburg, 1954).
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