Hans Joachim Moser


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(b Berlin, 1889; d Berlin, 1967).

Ger. musicologist, singer, teacher, and historian. Son of Andreas Moser, violinist. Prof. of musicology, Halle Univ. from 1922, Heidelberg from 1925. Salzburg Fest. début 1925 (in Hofmannsthal's Das Salzburger grosse Welttheater). Dir. State Acad. for Sch. and Church Mus., Berlin, 1927–33. Prof. of musicology, Jena Univ. 1947; dir., Berlin Cons. 1950–60. Arr. Weber's Euryanthe with new text, Berlin 1915; ed. Handel's Orlando (1922); ed. works of Weber with A. Sandberg. Author of many books of mus. history and biography, incl. Musiklexikon (1932–5, 1955, suppl. 1963); Geschichte der deutschen Musik (3 vols., 1920–4); J. S. Bach (1935); Heinrich Schütz (1936, rev. 1954); Gluck (1940); Handel (1941); Weber (1941); Goethe and Music (1949); Buxtehude (1957). Also composer.

Subjects: Music.

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