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German musicologist, best known for his research and publications concerning 18th- and 19th-century German art song, and German folksong. From 1903, he was an extraordinary professor at the University of Rostock, and from 1918 professor at the University of Berlin.

His publications include the two-volume study Das deutsche Lied im 18. Jahrhundert: Quellen und Studien, published by Schenker's principal publisher of the time, J. G. Cotta of Stuttgart (1902), Franz Schubert: Skizze seines Lebens und Werks (Leipzig: Edition Peters, 1928), his performing editions of the songs of Schubert, Schumann, Loewe, Mendelssohn and others, and his collections of folksongs (Leipzig, 1886, 1915, 1924, 1930). He founded an archive of German folksong, the Deutscher Volksliedarchiv, in Berlin in 1917.

Friedländer and Schenker

Schenker was undoubtedly familiar with Friedländer's work on the sources of Schubert's songs (Der Tonwille, Heft 6 (1923), p. 6, fn (Eng. trans., p. 6, fn 16)). There is no known correspondence between Schenker and Friedländer.

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