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Amanuensis at the Archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna from 1904 to 1923.

Career Summary

Schittenhelm trained as a singer, joined the Vienna Männergesang-Verein in 1873, and made his debut at the Vienna Court Opera in 1875, from which he retired in 1903. He also worked as a concert artist, and was additionally a violinist in the Hofmusikkapelle from 1902 to 1921.

In 1904 he became amanuensis at the Archive and Library of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, under the direction of the archivist, Eusebius Mandyczewski, a job he retained to his death in 1923. He lived at Vienna XII/1, Bonygasse 77.

Schittenhelm and Schenker

Schenker (who spelt his name "Schüttenhelm", and regarded his title as "Subarchivar" = assistant archivist) refers to him in his diary for April 1908, where he is portrayed as an "honest" and "steadfastly naive" participant in an anecdote that shows up Mandyczewski as dishonest. He refers to him again in the diary for September 15, 1920 (S. "earns 500 Kronen per month"), January 12, 1923, and in retrospect April 13, 1927. No correspondence between the two men is known to have taken place.


  • OeML Online
  • Lehmanns Adreßbuch, 1908, 1923


  • Ian Bent

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