(b Gerlachsheim, Baden, 1879; d Berlin, 1961). Ger. musicologist and cond. Mus. dir., later prof., Jena Univ. 1906–14, 1915–18, court cond., Meiningen 1914–15. Taught musicology at Kiel Univ. 1920–33 (prof. from 1928). Dir., Berlin Hochschule für Musik 1933–45. While at Jena found in library parts of sym. which he pubd. in 1911 as ‘an unknown sym. of Beethoven's youth’. This became known as ‘Jena’ Symphony. In 1957 Robbins Landon discovered it was the work of Friedrich Witt.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.