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Seeger, Horst

Seeger, Horst

Seeger, Horst, German musicologist; b. Erkner, near Berlin, Nov. 6, 1926; d. Dresden, Jan. 2, 1999. He began his training at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (1950–55), and studied musicology at Humboldt Univ. in Berlin, where he received his Ph.D. in 1958 with the diss. Komponist und Folklore in der Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts. He was chief dramaturg of the (East) Berlin Komische Oper (1960–73). From 1973 to 1983 he served as Intendant of the Dresden State Opera. His books include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Leipzig, 1956); Kleines Musiklexikon (Berlin, 1958); Joseph Haydn (Leipzig, 1961); Der kritische Musikus: Musikkritiken aus zwei Jahrhunderten (Leipzig, 1963); Musiklexikon (Leipzig, 1966); Wir und die Musik (Berlin, 1968); Opern-Lexikon (Berlin, 1978; third ed., rev., 1987).

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