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German musicologist specializing in music of the 16th century and the Viennese Classics.

Sandberger studied composition in Würzburg and Munich (with Rheinberger), and musicology in Munich and Berlin (with Spitta), gaining his doctorate from Würzburg with a dissertation on Peter Cornelius. From 1889 to 1894 he was curator of the Music Department of the Bavarian State Library, was then appointed reader in musicology at Munich University in 1900 and full professor there in 1904. He founded and directed the series Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Bayern (1900‒31). Among his pupils were Ernst Bücken, Alfred Einstein, and Alfred Lorenz.

Sandberger published many articles and several books; between 1894 and 1927 with F. X. Haberl he edited the complete works of Orlando di Lasso, and from 1924‒42 was editor of the Neue Beethoven-Jahrbuch.


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  • OJ 10/1, [78] Handwritten letter from Dahms to Schenker, dated August 23, 1923

    Dahms has received Tonwille 4 but not yet examined it. — Has deferred work on his Haydn book because of financial problems over Musik des Südens and poor take-up of subscriptions. — Debates whether to attend the Leipzig musicology conference. — Comments on German politics as the occupation of the Ruhr unfolds, and compares German attitudes with Italian.