Peter Wagner (musicologist)
Peter Wagner was the son of Peter and Margaretha Wagner, geb. Müller. He was a cathedral singer and organist in Trier.
From 1886 to 1890 he studied musicology in Strasbourg , became a lecturer at the University of Friborg in Switzerland in 1893 , did his doctorate with Gustav Jacobsthal and completed his habilitation in music history and church music at the University of Friborg in 1893 . There he became a professor in 1902 and headed the institute as rector from 1920 .
He made contributions to the study of Latin unanimous liturgical chant ( Gregorian chant ). In 1927 he became 1st President of the International Society for Musicology . He was a member of the Swedish Academy of Music and the German Academy in Munich.
The three-volume standard work on chorale research, Introduction to Gregorian Melodies , emerged from Wagner's habilitation thesis . His scientific research on chorale was considered to be trend-setting.
In 1908 he received the Commander's Cross of the Order of St. Gregorius.
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|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German musicologist and singer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 19, 1865|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kürenz near Trier|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 17, 1931|
|Place of death||Friborg , Switzerland|