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German composer and teacher.

Career Summary

Hermann Waltershausen worked at the Akademie der Tonkunst in Munich, 1920–21 as professor and assistant director, 1922–32 as joint director with Siegmund von Hausegger. He also organized the Münchener Tonkünstlerverein. He was active during and after the Nazi era.

Waltershausen was editor of two monograph series issued by the Munich publishing house Drei Masken Verlag (publishers of Schenker's Das Meisterwerk in der Musik): Musikalische Stillehre in Einzeldarstellungen and Zeitgenössische Komponisten.

Correspondence

No correspondence is known to survive between Waltershausen and Schenker. Waltershausen's wife, Philippina, wrote a letter to Schenker in 1931 (OJ 15/9; see Federhofer, pp. 288–89, fn. 10), regarding words Schenker had written about Thomas Mann.

Sources:

  • Grove Music Online (Dec 2011)
  • Federhofer, Hellmut, Heinrich Schenker, nach Tagebüchern und Briefen ... (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1985)

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  • Ian Bent

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