Wolf Hobohm

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Wolf Hobohm (born January 8, 1938 in Nordgermersleben ; † March 30, 2020 in Weimar ) was a German musicologist .


Wolf Hobohm studied music pedagogy at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar and later musicology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg . In 1960 Hobohm passed his state examination in school music. In the same year he got a job at the Osterburg music school. In 1961 Hobohm switched to the Magdeburg Music School . From this year he was part of the Georg Philipp Telemann working group . In 1978 he became a research assistant at the Center for Telemann Care and Research . From 1985 to 2003 he headed this facility. With this activity he was able to devote himself to research on Georg Philipp Telemann . In 1982 Hobohm received his doctorate with the work Contributions to the music history of Magdeburg in the 19th century .


In addition to his work on Telemann research, Wolf Hobohm published various scientific works on the history of Central German music in the 18th century and related topics. Hobohm was editor of the Magdeburg Telemann Studies , Georg Philipp Telemann: Musical Works , as well as the conference reports of the international music-scientific conferences of the Magdeburg Telemann Festival and was one of the authors of the Magdeburg Biographical Lexicon . Hobohm was also a co-founder of various associations, including the State Music Council of Saxony-Anhalt (1990), the International Telemann Society (1991) , the Music Council of the State Capital Magdeburg (1992), the Melante Foundation (1993) and the Central German Baroque Music in Saxony , Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia (1993/94) .


In 2003 he received the Georg Philipp Telemann Prize of the state capital Magdeburg . On November 3, 2013 he was awarded the Ring of Honor of the City of Magdeburg. On October 27, 2014 Hobohm received the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class.

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Individual evidence

  1. Rainer Robra: "We mourn Wolf Hobohm". MDN online, March 31, 2020.