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Viennese organist, choirmaster, composer, and writer on music; chief music editor at Universal Edition from 1908 to 1931.

Career Summary

Von Wöß studied at the Vienna Conservatory from 1880 to 1882. From 1889, he was a proofreader for the firm of Waldheim-Eberle (which UE later used extensively as one of its printers). His work at Universal Edition involved especially preparing for publication the Bruckner symphonies and vocal scores by Mahler, Bruckner, Janacek and others, and making piano arrangements of Mahler's symphonies 3, 4, 8, 9, and Das Lied von der Erde.

His compositions include three operas, much vocal church music, and chamber works, and his writings include Deutsche Meister des Liedes (Vienna, 1910), Gustav Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde: thematische Analyse (Leipzig, 1912), and Die Modulation (Vienna, 1921).

Correspondence with Schenker

Correspondence between von Wöß and Schenker survives as OJ 15/25 (1906: 1 item), and OC 52/56, 57, and 58 (1910: 3 items).


  • NGDM2 (2001 and online)
  • Baker's1971

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