Flotzinger graduated from the Stiftsgymnasium Kremsmünster from 1951 to 1958 and then studied musicology at the University of Vienna with Erich Schenk and Walter Graf . In 1965 he received his doctorate and in 1969 his habilitation in Vienna on topics of early music. In 1970 he was awarded the Cardinal Innitzer Prize . From 1971 to 1999 he was head of the Institute for Musicology at the Karl-Franzens University Graz and from 1999 to 2006 chairman of the commission for music research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences .
Flotzinger is co-editor of the three-volume “Musikgeschichte Österreichs” and editor of the five-volume “ Österreichischen Musiklexikons ” as well as a member of the Academia Europaea in London and a corresponding member of the Academies of Sciences in Vienna, Zagreb and Ljubljana.
- Rudolf Flotzinger : Flotzinger, Rudolf. In: Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon . Online edition, Vienna 2002 ff., ISBN 3-7001-3077-5 ; Print edition: Volume 1, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 2002, ISBN 3-7001-3043-0 .
- Literature by and about Rudolf Flotzinger in the catalog of the German National Library
- Entry on Rudolf Flotzinger in the Austria Forum (in the AEIOU Austria Lexicon )
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian musicologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 22, 1939|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vorchdorf , Upper Austria|