Valentin, Erich, distinguished German musicologist; b. Strasbourg, Nov. 27,1906; d. Bad Aibling, March 16, 1993. He studied music with Courvoisier and Rohr in Munich, then took courses in musicology with Sand-berger at the Univ. of Munich, where he received his Ph.D. in 1928 with the diss. Die Entwicklung der Tokkata im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (publ, in Munich, 1930). From 1929 to 1935 he taught at the Staatliches Privat-musiklehrer-Seminar in Magdeburg, and from 1939 to 1945 he was director of the Zentralinstitut für Mozartforschung. He taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich from 1953, where he was a prof, from 1955 and its director (1964-72). From 1950 to 1955 he was ed.-in-chief of the Zeitschrift für Musik,and from 1955 to 1959 he was co-ed, of the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. He became ed.-in-chief of Acta Mozartianain 1954. In addition to his many articles for music journals, he also prepared eds. of works by Mozart, Telemann, and others.
Georg Philipp Telemann (Burg, 1931; 3rded., 1952); Richard Wagner (Regensburg, 1937); Dichtung und Oper: Eine Untersuchung zum Stilproblem der Oper (Leipzig, 1938); Hans Pfitzner (Regensburg, 1939); Wege zu Mozart (Regensburg, 1941; 4thed., 1950); Beethoven (Salzburg, 1942; Eng. ed., N.Y, 1958); W.A. Mozart: Wesen und Wandlung (Hamelin, 1948); Kleine Bilder grosser Meister (Mainz, 1952); Handbuch der Chormusik (Regensburg, 1953-74); Handbuch der Instrumentenkunde (Regensburg, 1954; 6thed., 1974); Der früheste Mozart (Munich, 1956); Beethoven (pictorial bibliography; Munich, 1957); Die Tokkata,in Das Musikwerk,XVII (1958); Mozart (pictorial bibliography; Munich, 1959); Musica domestica: Über Wesen und Geschichte der Hausmusik (Trossingen, 1959); Telemann in seiner Zeit (Hamburg, 1960); Handbuch der Schulmusik (Regensburg, 1962); Die goldene Spur: Mozart in der Dichtung Hermann Hesses (Augsburg, 1965); with F. Hofmann, Die evangelische Kirchenmusik (Regensburg, 1967); with W. Gebhardt and W. Vetter, Handbuch des Musikunterrichts (Regensburg, 1970); Die schönsten Beethoven-Briefe (Munich, 1973); Lübbes Mozart-Lexikon (Bergisch-Gladbach, 1983); Don-Juan-Reflexionen: Eine Auswahl literarischer Zeugnisse (Augsburg, 1988).
G. Weiss, ed., E. V. zum 70. Geburtstag (Regensburg, 1976).
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