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Alfred Einstein

Alfred Einstein

*30 XII 1880 Monachium, †13 II 1952 El Cerrito, Kalifornia

German musicologist, since 1944 citizen of the USA.

Between 1918 and 1933 he was a music critic and editor of the "Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft", "Münchner Post" i "Berliner Tageblatt". In 1939 he emigrated to USA where he became professor in Smith College in Northampton, he also gave lectures at the Universities of Columbia, Princeton and Michigan. He concentrated on the Italian vocal music of the XVIIth and XVIIIth century and Mozart’s output. He became famous after publication of his great, synthetic work Music in the Romanticism and Mozart’s biography.


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