Stäblein, Bruno, distinguished German musicologist; b. Munich, May 5, 1895; d. Erlangen, March 6, 1978. He studied musicology with Sanderberger and Kroyer at the Univ. of Munich (Ph.D., 1918, with the diss. Musicque de Joye: Studien zur Instrumentalmusik des 16. Jahrhunderts); later completed his Habilitation at the Univ. of Erlangen in 1946 with his Hymnestudien. He was a theater conductor in Innsbruck, Coburg, and Regensburg, where he was also active as an adviser in musical studies. He was a prof. and chairman of the seminars in musicology at the Univ. of Erlangen (1956–63); in 1967 he was appointed director of the Society for Bavarian Music History. He ed. the important collection Monumenta Monodica Medii Aevi (Kassel, 1956–70); contributed a number of informative articles on the music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; ed. reprints of documentary materials pertaining to these epochs. A Festschrift in his honor, issued for his 70th birthday, contains a complete list of his publs. (Kassel, 1967).
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