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Reinhold Brinkmann
German musicologist

Reinhold Brinkmann

Reinhold Brinkmann
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Intro German musicologist
Was Musicologist Educator
From Germany
Field Academia Music
Gender male
Birth 21 August 1934, Wildeshausen, Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death 10 October 2010 (aged 76 years)
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Reinhold Brinkmann (21 August 1934, Wildeshausen, Oldenburg; – 10 October 2010) was a German musicologist.

Brinkmann was born in Wildeshausen and studied at Freiburg im Breisgau. His dissertation was about Arnold Schönberg's Klavierstücke op. 11. He started working on the faculty of Freie Universität Berlin in 1970. From 1972 to 1980 he taught at Philipps-Universität Marburg, and then until 1985 again in Berlin, at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 1985 he has taught at Harvard University. In 2001 he was honored with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. In 2006 he was elected Honorary Member of the American Musicological Society.

His research has included widely diverse publications in all areas of music theory and history from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary aspects.

Selected writings

  • Richard Wagner: Von der Oper zum Musikdrama. Bern: Francke 1978
  • (ed.) Improvisation und neue Musik. 8 Kongressreferate. Mainz: Schott 1979
  • (ed.) Musik im Alltag. 10 Kongressbeiträge. Mainz: Schott 1980
  • Arnold Schönberg: Drei Klavierstücke Op. 11. Studien zur frühen Atonalität bei Schönberg. 2., durchges. Aufl. mit einem neuen Vorwort. Stuttgart: Steiner 2000
  • "Musik nachdenken." Reinhold Brinkmann und Wolfgang Rihm im Gespräch. Regensburg: ConBrio 2001
  • Vom Pfeifen und von alten Dampfmaschinen. Aufsätze zur Musik von Beethoven bis Rihm. Wien: Zsolnay 2006
  • Late Idyll: The Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms, translated by Peter Palmer, Harvard University Press, 1997
  • Music of My Future: The Schoenberg Quartets and Trio, edited by Reinhold Brinkmann and Christoph Wolff, Harvard University Press, 2001
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