Gerlinde Haid

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Gerlinde Haid (born Hofer ; born April 19, 1943 in Bad Aussee ; † November 29, 2012 in Innsbruck ) was an Austrian folk music researcher .


Haid attended elementary school in Bad Aussee and the Bundesrealgymnasium Schloss Traunsee and graduated in 1961. She then studied music education and German at the University of Vienna . In 1965 she passed the teaching examination and acquired the title Magistra der Philosophie. From 1966 to 1976 she was a research assistant or assistant at the Institute for Folk Music Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna . In addition, she studied folklore and musicology at the University of Vienna and received her doctorate in philosophy in 1976.

From 1975 to 1989 she was Secretary General of the Austrian Folk Song Works and then university assistant at the Institute for Musical Folklore at the University of Music and Performing Arts “Mozarteum”, Innsbruck branch . From 1994 until her retirement in 2011 she was a full professor for the history and theory of folk music at the University (from 1998 university) for music and performing arts in Vienna. Her main research area was folk music of the Alps.

Haid was editor of the series "Schriften zur Volksmusik", which Walter Deutsch founded in 1970 and which is one of the most well-founded publications in the field in Austria. She also wrote numerous articles on musical customs and folk dances for the Austrian Music Dictionary .

Haid was married to the Tyrolean folklorist and dialect poet Hans Haid .


In 2003 the Federal President presented her with the Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class . In 2010 she received the Walter Deutsch State Prize , which is awarded every two years by the Federal Ministry of Science and Research in recognition of special achievements in the field of folk music research.


  • with Hartmann Goertz : The most beautiful songs in Austria . Verlag Carl Ueberreuter, Vienna / Heidelberg 1979, ISBN 3-8000-3153-1 .
  • Dance descriptions, dance research. Collected folk dance studies with Ilka Peter , Karl Horak , Gerald Riedler. Österreichisches Volksliedwerk / Österreichischer Bundesverlag, Vienna 1983.


Web links


  1. ^ Klocker burial: obituary notice ; Retrieved Nov. 30, 2012
  2. University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna: Dr. Gerlinde Haid ( Memento of the original from September 18, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ; Retrieved Nov. 20, 2012  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. ^ A b Karl-Franzens-University Graz: Gerlinde Haid ; Retrieved Nov. 30, 2012
  4. Barbara Boisits: Haid (née Hofer), Gerlinde. In: Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon . Online edition, Vienna 2002 ff., ISBN 3-7001-3077-5 ; Print edition: Volume 2, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 2003, ISBN 3-7001-3044-9 .
  5. University of Music and Performing Arts: Gerlinde Haid awarded the Walter Deutsch Prize ; Retrieved Nov. 30, 2012
  6. a b c ORF-Online: Mourning for Gerlinde Haid ; Retrieved Nov. 30, 2012