Death of MGG musicologist, 90

The mighty Ludwig Finscher, editor of  the 28-volume Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, has died at 90.

He was the Stanley Sadie of German lexi/musicography, contributing 40 articles of his own to the latest MGG.

He also worked on the complete editions of Gluck, Mozart and Hindemith and was president of the International Musicological Society from 1977 to 1981.

 

 

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