Paul Pisk


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(b Vienna, 1893; d Los Angeles, 1990).

Austrian‐born composer and musicologist (Amer. cit. 1941). Worked as mus. critic in Vienna 1921–34. Settled in USA 1936, becoming prof. of mus. Redlands Univ., Calif., head of mus. dept. 1948–50; prof. of mus., Univ. of Texas, Austin, 1951–63, Washington Univ., St Louis 1963–72. Wrote Life and Works of Schütz (1972). Works incl. 3 Ceremonial Rites for orch., str. qt., cantata Die neue Stadt, etc.

Subjects: Music.

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