Herbert Seifert (musicologist)

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Herbert Seifert (* 1945 in Baden near Vienna ) is a retired Austrian musicologist and university professor at the University of Vienna .

life and work

Seifert studied from 1963 to 1970 at the University of Vienna . He took musicology as a major and theater studies as a minor and completed his dissertation with a thesis on Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani . At his training facility, the Vienna Institute for Musicology, he took on the function of a study assistant in 1966, became a university assistant in 1970, and later a university and senior assistant. In 1988 he became an assistant professor and an associate professor the following year. In 2010 he was retired, but continues to teach at his long-term place of work.

Seifert is the author of a number of books and essays, mostly on the music of the Austrian Baroque. For the Oesterreichische Musiklexikon he wrote monographic articles on the baroque composers Antonio Bertali , Carlo Farina and Alessandro Poglietti as well as the entries sonata , chamber sonata and sheet music . Seifert worked on the second edition of Alfred Planyavsky's standard work History of the Double Bass , which appeared in 1984. A collection of his lectures and essays on musical drama in the 17th and 18th centuries was published in 2014 by the Viennese publisher Hollitzer .


Bibliography (selection)

  • News on Antonio Draghi's secular works . Vienna: Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 1978
  • Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani. Life, instrumental works, vocal chamber music . Tutzing: Schneider, 1982. ISBN 3-7952-0349-X
  • Collaboration on Alfred Planyavsky : History of the Double Bass . Tutzing: Schneider 1984, ISBN 978-3795204266
  • The opera at the Viennese imperial court in the 17th century . Tutzing: Schneider, 1985
  • The Sig-resplendent wedding god: wedding celebrations at the Viennese court of the Habsburgs a. her allegory 1622 - 1699 . Vienna: Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag 1988. ISBN 3-900270-13-9
  • The duties of the imperial court composers and court musicians at the time of Fux . Graz: Johann Joseph Fux Society 2001
  • Together with Walter Pass : The music prints of the historical archive of the cathedral choir of St. Nikolaus in Feldkirch. Catalog. Supplemented and edited by Annemarie Bösch-Niederer. Cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Regional Research in Social Sciences. Regensburg: Ruderer 2005, ISBN 3-89783-457-X
  • Texts on musical drama in the 17th and 18th centuries . Articles and lectures. Edited by Matthias J. Pernerstorfer . Vienna: Hollitzer , 2014 (Summa Summarum 2). ISBN 9783990121795

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