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Altenburg,Detlef

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Altenburg, Detlef, German musicologist; b. Bad Hersfeld, Jan. 9, 1947. He was educated at the Univ. of Cologne (Ph.D., 1973, with the diss. Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der Trómpete im Zeitalter der Clarinblaskunst (1500–1800); publ. in Regensburg, 1973; Habilitationss-chrift, 1980, Studien zum Musikdenken und zu den Reform-planen von Franz Liszt) . From 1983 he was a prof. at the Univ.- Gesamthochschule-Paderborn in Detmold. From 1986 to 1989 he was an ed. for Die Musikforschung . An authority on Liszt, he served as ed. of the new critical edition of Liszt’s writings (9 vols., Wiesbaden, 1989 et seq.). In 1990 he became president of the Franz-Liszt-Gesellschaft in Weimar, and was ed. of its Liszt-Jahrbuch from 1992. Among his other writings are Zum Repertoire der Hoftrompeter im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (Tutzing, 1976), Line Théorie der Musik der Zukunft: Zur Funktion des Programms im symphonischen Werk Franz Liszts (Graz, 1977), Die Projekte der Liszt- Forschung (with G. Winkler; Eisenstadt, 1991), and Liszt und die Weimarer Klassik (Laaber, 1997).

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