Rudolf Quoika

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Rudolf Quoika (born May 6, 1897 in Saaz , † April 7, 1972 in Freising ) was a musicologist .

Quoika studied music history at the German University in Prague . From 1918 to 1941 he worked as a teacher and organist in Buchau , Postelberg and Saaz. In 1966 he was appointed Austrian professor . The focus of his research was on the history of organ building.

His book Vom Blockwerk zur Registerorgel , which used to be part of the standard literature in the history of organ building, has now disappeared from the literature lists because it contains serious errors. In many cases, his statements do not match the sources he cited.

Rudolf Quoika's estate is in the Rohr monastery .


  • Architectural and artistic monuments of the city of Saaz (1976)
  • Chronicle of the last hundred years: Saaz from 1848 to 1948 (1979)
  • An organ college with Albert Schweitzer (1970)
  • About the organ in Old Bavaria: 1000 years of old Bavarian organ history (1968)
  • From block work to register organ: On the history of the Gothic organ 1200–1520 (Bärenreiter 1966)
  • The Organ World around Anton Bruckner: Glimpses into the Organ History of Ancient Austria (1966)
  • Organ building in Bohemia and Moravia (1966)
  • The new organ in the parish church in Vilsbiburg (1966)
  • The König organ in Diessen am Ammersee (1960)
  • About the Bavarian-Sudeten German music landscape (1959)
  • Old Austrian Horn Works (1959)
  • Music and music care in the Scheyern Benedictine Abbey (1958)
  • Albert Schweitzer's encounter with the organ (1958)
  • The positive in the past and present (Bärenreiter 1958)
  • Roggenburg Organ Booklet (1956)
  • The Music of the Germans in Bohemia and Moravia (1956)
  • Old Bavaria as an organ landscape (1953)
  • The old Austrian organ of the late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods (Bärenreiter 1953)
  • Praise the Lord (1949)
  • About the Sudeten German Church (1949)
  • The organ of the Tein Church in Prague (1949)
  • The organ of St. Mauritius in Olomouc (1949)
  • The great organ of Abbate Franz Xaver Krisman in St. Florian (1948)
  • Church music as a liturgical principle


  • Wilibald Gurlitt, Carl Dahlhaus (editor): Riemann Musik-Lexikon. In three volumes and two supplementary volumes. Quoika, Rudolf. 12th completely revised edition. 2. Person part L – ZB Schotts-Söhne, Mainz 1959, p. 453 (first edition: 1882).

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