(b Munich, 1880; d El Cerrito, Calif., 1952). Ger. scholar and writer (Amer. cit. 1945). Ed. Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft 1918–33; mus. critic Münchner Post 1919–27, Berliner Tageblatt 1927–33. Ed., 9th–11th edns. Riemann's Musiklexikon (1919, 1922, 1929). Lived in London and It. 1933–9; settled in USA 1939. Prof. of mus., Smith Coll., Northampton, Mass., 1939, later teaching at other Amer. univs. Rev. Köchel's Mozart catalogue 1937. Books incl. History of Music (1917, and many later edns.), Gluck (1936), Mozart, his character, his work (1945), The Italian Madrigal (1949), Schubert (1951). No relation to the physicist Albert Einstein.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.