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German musicologist, one of the foremost cataloguers of musical instruments and manuscripts of his day, and the principal compiler of Das Werk Beethovens (Munich and Duisburg: Henle, 1955), the standard thematic catalogue of Beethoven's music.

Kinsky worked first in the antiquarian book trade; in 1908, he became assistant to Albert Kopfermann at the Preussische Staatsbibliothek in Berlin; from 1909 to 1927 he was curator and director of the Heyer Musikhistorisches Museum, Cologne; from 1921 until 1932, he also taught in the Musicological Institute at the University of Cologne.

Correspondence with Schenker

Three letters from Kinsky to Schenker are preserved as OC B/231-234 (1913, 1914, 1920), and one letter from him to Otto Erich Deutsch is preserved as OJ 71/21 (1927). Schenker's letters to Kinsky are not known to survive; correspondence between 1913 and 1920 formed part of his search for sources relevant to his Die letzten fünf Sonaten von Beethoven.


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