Tischler, Hans, distinguished Austrian-American musicologist; b. Vienna, Jan. 18, 1915. He studied piano with Paul Wittgenstein and Bertha Jahn-Beer, composition with Richard Stohr and Franz Schmidt, and musicology with Robert Lach, Robert Haas, and Egon Wellesz at the Univ. of Vienna (Ph.D., 1937, with the diss. Die Harmonik in den Werken Gustav Mahlers). He left Austria in 1938, and continued his musicological studies with Leo Schrade at Yale Univ. (Ph.D., 1942, with the diss. The Motet in 13th-Century France). He taught music history at W. Va. Wesleyan Coll. (1945-47) and at Roosevelt Univ. in Chicago (1947-65). In 1965 he was appointed prof, of musicology at Ind. Univ. in Bloomington, where he remained until his retirement in 1985.
The Perceptive Music Listener (N.Y., 1955); Practical Harmony (Boston, 1964); A Structural Analysis of Mozart’s Piano Concertos (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1966); the Eng. ed. of Willi Apel’s History of Keyboard Music to 1700 (Bloomington, Ind., 1973); A Medieval Motet Book (N.Y., 1973); The Montpellier Codex (3 vols., Madison, Wise, 1978); with S. Rosenberg, Chanter m’estuet: Songs of the Trouvères (Bloomington, 1981); The Earliest Motets: A Complete Comparative Edition (New Haven, Conn., 1982); The Earliest Motets: Their Style and Evolution (Henryville, Pa., 1985); The Parisian Two-Part Organa: A Complete Comparative Edition (NY., 1987); The Monophonie Songs in the Roman de Fauvel (Toronto, 1988); Trouvère Lyrics with Melodies: Complete Comparative Edition (Stuttgart-Neuhausen, 1997).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire