Hans-Günter Klein (musicologist)

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Hans-Günter Klein (born November 24, 1939 in Berlin ; † April 7, 2016 there ) was a German musicologist , librarian , (art) historian, LGBT activist and researcher on the Mendelssohn family .

Life and activities

During the war, the von Klein family fled to Pomerania due to the war . After the Second World War he grew up in Hamburg, where he studied musicology, philosophy and art history . In 1969 he received his doctorate. He immediately moved to Berlin to the music department of the State Library in Berlin , whose Mendelssohn archive he took over after Rudolf Elvers left (1988) and headed it for fifteen years (until 2003). For a long time, up to 2009, he was deputy chairman of the Mendelssohn Society .

Klein campaigned intensively for research on musicians who were persecuted or ostracized during the National Socialist era, including Viktor Ullmann and Gideon Klein . In addition, Klein, who had got to know Magnus Hirschfeld's colleague Kurt Hiller , was one of the initiators of the establishment of the Magnus Hirschfeld Society . The founding meeting took place in his apartment in 1982. Klein was also one of the founding members of the Kurt Hiller Society

Hans-Günter Klein found his final resting place in the Trinity Cemetery I , Mehringdamm 21 in Berlin-Kreuzberg .

Works (selection)

  • The influence of the vivaldic concert form in the instrumental works of Johann Sebastian Bach. With music examples and tables (= Collection d'études musicologiques, Vol. 54; also Diss. Phil. Univ. Hamburg 1969). Heitz, Strasbourg et al. 1970, ISBN 3-87320-554-8 .
  • Fanny Hensel's compositions in autographs and copies from the holdings of the Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage. Catalog edited by Hans-Günter Klein (= music bibliographical works, vol. 13.) Hans Schneider, Tutzing 1995, ISBN 3-7952-0820-3 .
  • (Ed. With Rudolf Elvers ): Fanny Hensel: Diaries. Breitkopf & Härtel, Wiesbaden / Leipzig / Paris 2002, ISBN 978-3-7651-0369-8 .
  • (Ed.): "... with obligatory nightingale and lilac blossom accompaniment". Fanny Hensel's Sunday music. Dr. Ludwig Reichert, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-89500-481-2 .
  • Fanny Hensel: Letters from Paris to her family in 1835. According to the sources for the first time ed. v. Hans-Günther Klein. Dr. Ludwig Reichert, Wiesbaden 2007, ISBN 978-3-89500-480-3 .
  • "Goethe his role model". Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, the poet and their family relationships. After letters and diaries. Wehrhahn, Hannover 2011, ISBN 978-3-86525-245-6 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Mendelssohn Studies, edited for the Mendelssohn Society by Cécile Lowenthal-Hensel , Rudolf Elvers, Hans-Günter Klein, Christoph Schulte and Roland Schmidt-Hensel, Berlin, later Hanover 1972ff.