Steglich, Rudolf, eminent German musicologist; b. Rats- Damnitz, Feb. 18, 1886; d. Scheinfeld, July 8, 1976. He studied musicology with Sandberger at the Univ. of Munich, with Wolf at the Univ. of Berlin, and with Riemann at the Univ. of Leipzig (Ph.D., 1911, with the diss. Die Quaestiones in Musica und ihr mutmasslicher Verfasser Rudolf von St. Trond (1070–1138); pubi, in Leipzig, 1911); completed his Habilitation in 1930 at the Univ. of Erlangen with his Die elementare Dynamik des musikalischen Rhythmus (pubi, in Leipzig, 1930). He was in the German army during World War I; then was active as music critic of the Hannover Anzeiger (1919–29); in 1929 he was appointed to the faculty of the Univ. of Erlangen; retired in 1956. He was ed. of the Händel-Jahrbuch (1928-33) and of the Archiv fir Musik-forschung (1936–40); ed. the Hallische Händel-Ausgabe (with M. Schneider; from 1955), works by Bach’s sons, early German song collections, etc. Steglich was an authority on music of the 18th and 19th centuries.
J.S. Bach (Potsdam, 1935); Mozarts Flügel klingt wieder (Nuremberg and Salzburg, 1937); Robert Schumanns Kinderszenen (Kassel, 1949); Wege zu Bach (Regensburg, 1949); Über die ’kantable Art’ der Musik J.S. Bachs (Zürich, 1958); Georg Friedrich Händel (Wilhelmshaven, 1960); Tanzrhythmus in der Musik J.S. Bachs (Wolfenbüttel and Zürich, 1962).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire