Michael Lorenz (musicologist)

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Michael Lorenz (born July 18, 1958 in Vienna ) is an Austrian musicologist and musician. He is known as a Mozart expert , especially for his music history and genealogical research based on archive work.


Lorenz studied cello and oboe at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (diploma 1990), musicology and art history at the University of Vienna with Walter Pass and Gernot Gruber (doctorate 2001). From 2001 to 2005 he was chairman of the International Franz Schubert Institute .

Lorenz has received grants from the Oesterreichische Nationalbank's anniversary fund , the Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research (FWF) and the Music & Letters Trust. After working as a research assistant for the Esterházy Foundation, he worked on projects that were financed by the University Anniversary Foundation of the City of Vienna.

Michael Lorenz has published on Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven , Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert in particular . In the winter semesters 2014/15 and 2016/17 he was a lecturer at the Institute for Musicology at the University of Vienna.

Fonts (selection)

  • Franz Jakob Freystädtler . New research results on his biography and his traces in Mozart's work. In: Acta Mozartiana. 44, vol. 3-4, December 1997, pp. 85-108.
  • Schubert's friend Dr. Bernhard. A re-evaluation of the sources. In: Schubert through glasses. 23. Schneider, Tutzing 1999, pp. 3-46.
  • “Many believed and still believe, deliberately.” - The death of Ludovica Siboni. In: Schubert through glasses. 23. Schneider, Tutzing 1999, pp. 47-74.
  • Karl Enderes. A biographical study. In: Schubert through glasses. 24 Schneider, Tutzing 2000, pp. 31-80.
  • Genealogical notes on Joseph von Gahy. In: Schubert through glasses. 24. Schneider, Tutzing 2000, pp. 19-26.
  • Mozart's declaration of liability for Freystädtler. A chronology. In: Mozart Yearbook 1998. Bärenreiter, Kassel 2000, pp. 1–19.
  • Gottfried Ignaz von Ployer's house in Döbling. A forgotten place of Mozart. In: Acta Mozartiana. 47, Vol. 1-2, June 2000, pp. 11-24.
  • Documents on Johann Mayrhofer's biography . In: Schubert through glasses. 25. Schneider, Tutzing 2000, pp. 21-50.
  • Baroness Droßdik and the different nightingales. Biographical notes on a Schubert document. In: Schubert through glasses. 26. Schneider, Tutzing 2001, pp. 47-88.
  • Studies on the Schubert Circle. Ph. Diss. University of Vienna, 2001.
  • Several Bernhards. The Dr. J. Bernhard Rätsels. In: Schubert through glasses. 28. Schneider, Tutzing 2002, pp. 101-150.
  • The Schober family and their genealogical environment. In: Schubert through glasses. 30. Schneider, Tutzing 2003, pp. 129–192 (Appendix: Schober Genealogie).
  • New and Old Documents Concerning Mozart's Students Barbara Ployer and Josepha Auernhammer. In: Eighteenth-Century Music. Vol. 3, No. September 2, 2006 (Cambridge University Press), pp. 311-322.
  • The Jenamy Concerto . In: Newsletter of the Mozart Society of America. Vol. IX, no. 1, January 2005, pp. 1-3.
  • Behind the Wunder: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and His Relevance Today. In: Austria Culture, Online magazine of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. January – February 2006 (www.acfny.org).
  • "Mademoiselle Jeunehomme". To solve a Mozart riddle. In: Mozart Experiment Enlightenment. Essays for the Mozart Exhibition 2006. Da Ponte Institute / Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2006, pp. 423-429.
  • Commentary on Wawruch's Report: Biographies of Andreas Wawruch and Johann Seibert, Schindler's Responses to Wawruch's Report, and Beethoven's Medical Condition and Alcohol Consumption. In: The Beethoven Journal. Winter 2007, Vol. 22, No. 2. The Ira Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose 2007, pp. 92-100.
  • New Archival Documentation on the Theater auf der Wieden and Emanuel Schikaneder . In: Henri van Hulst (Ed.): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: " The Magic Flute ". Sources - interprétations. Peter Lang, Brussels 2008.
  • Süßmayr and the light cleaners: from found and invented sources. In: Mozart Yearbook 2006. Bärenreiter, Kassel 2008, pp. 425–438.
  • New research results on the theater on the Wieden and Emanuel Schikaneder . In: Viennese history sheets. 4/2008. Association for the History of the City of Vienna, Vienna 2008, pp. 15–36.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Piano Concerto in E flat major, KV 271, 'Jenamy Concerto'. (Program for Alfred Brendel's concert at the Wiener Musikverein on December 17, 2008. Vienna Philharmonic , season 2008/2009, pp. 120–122).
  • Mozart's apartment on the Alsergrund . published on the Internet on June 8, 2009. Published in print in the Newsletter of the Mozart Society of America. Vol. XIV, No. 2, August 27, 2010.
  • Mozart's house where he died: Some necessary notes. In: Acta Mozartiana. 56, Vol. 2, December 2009, pp. 187-190.
  • Some corrections and additions to Klaus Martin Kopitz 's essay "Notes and corrections to Haydn's Viennese apartments". Published on the Internet on November 14, 2010.
  • "The exposed Elise". Elisabeth Röckel 's short career as Beethoven's “ Elise ”. In: Bonn Beethoven Studies. Vol. 9. Beethoven-Haus , Bonn 2011, pp. 169–190. (Text at univie.ac.at) .
  • Mozart's sponsored child. In: Acta Mozartiana. 58, Vol. 1, June 2011, pp. 57-70.
  • The Trampusch family - loved and hushed up. In: Yearbook of the Association for the History of the City of Vienna. Vol. 62/63, 2006/2007, Association for the History of the City of Vienna, Vienna, pp. 135–149.

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