Hugo Leichtentritt


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(b Pleschen, 1874; d Cambridge, Mass., 1951). Ger. composer, teacher, and scholar. Went to USA 1889. Taught comp. and aesthetics at Klindworth-Scharwenka Cons., Berlin, 1901–24 and worked as critic in Berlin 1901–17. Returned to USA 1933 as lect. at Harvard until retirement in 1940. Author of many books incl. biographies of Chopin, Busoni, and Handel, ed. of old mus., and prolific composer in all forms.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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