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Badura-Skoda, Eva (née Halfar)

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Badura-Skoda, Eva (née Halfar), German musicologist; b. Munich, Jan. 15, 1929. She studied at the Vienna Cons. and took courses in musicology, philosophy, and art history at the univs. of Heidelberg, Vienna, and Innsbruck (Ph.D., 1953, with the diss. Studien zur Geschichte des Musikunterrichtes in Österreich im 16., 17. und 18. Jahrhundert) . In 1962 and 1963 she led summer seminars at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1964 she was the Brittingham Visiting Prof. at the Univ. of Wise, at Madison, where she served as prof. of musicology from 1966 to 1974. She was a visiting prof. at Boston Univ. (1976), Queen’s Univ. in Kingston, Ontario (1979), McGill Univ. in Montreal (1981–82), and the Univ. of Gôttingen (1982–83). In 1986 she was awarded the Ehrenkreuz for arts and letters by the Austrian government. She contributed many articles to books, reference works, and journals, and also ed. scores by Haydn, Dittersdorf, Mozart, and Schubert. In 1951 she married Paul Badura-Skoda, with whom she collaborated on the vols. Mozart-Interpretation (Vienna, 1957; Eng. tr., 1961; 2 nd éd., rev., 1996) and Bach-Interpretation (Laaber, 1990; Eng. tr., 1992). With P. Branscombe, she ed. the vol. Schubert Studies: Problems of Style and Chronology (Cambridge, 1982). She also ed. the report of the international Haydn congress held in Vienna in 1982 (Munich, 1986) and was an ed. of a vol. on Schubert and his friends (Cologne and Vienna, 1999).

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