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Author Jorgenson, Dale A.

Title The life and legacy of Franz Xaver Hauser : a forgotten leader in the nineteenth-century Bach movement / Dale A. Jorgenson.

Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1996]


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Physical description xii, 297 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285) and index.
Contents 1. The Young Artist -- 2. Counterpoint -- 3. From Stage to Classroom (1838-1846) -- 4. Ludwig's Munich: A Proper City for a Tonal Academy -- 5. Founding a Conservatory (1846-1848) -- 6. The Bach Movement I -- 7. The Bach Movement II -- 8. Joys and Conflicts of Music Administration (1848-1864) -- 9. Retirement -- 10. Hochschule fur Musik Munchen -- 11. Hauser's Gesanglehre fur Lehrende und Lernende -- 12. The Hauser Archive -- 13. Karl Anton, Sofie Hauser, and the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg -- 14. Franz Hauser, Mensch -- App. A.: Letter of Felix Mendelssohn to Franz Hauser -- App. B.: Hermann Kretschmar's Introduction: Katalog der Bibliothek Hauser -- App. C.: C. G. Boerner's Introduction: Katalog der Bibliothek Hauser -- App. D.: Letter of Franz Hauser on His Art Collection -- App. E.: Letter of Eduard Hanslick on Franz Hauser.
Summary Born near Prague, Franz Xaver Hauser (1794-1870) combined his singing and teaching careers with a consuming interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. A colleague of Felix Mendelssohn, Moritz Hauptmann, Robert Schumann, Jenny Lind, and Otto Jahn; the author of a text on vocal pedagogy in print for more than a century; the founder of the Munich Tonal Academy, which is still in existence; and the primary private contributor to the complete edition of Bach's works compiled by the Bach Society, Franz Hauser seems an unlikely candidate for obscurity. Yet throughout the twentieth century, his name and work have met with little recognition. In this remarkable biography, Dale A. Jorgenson discloses the great legacy left by Hauser for future generations. Hauser's finest contribution was his achievement in cataloging all of Bach's known works and his collecting and disseminating for live performance all the original manuscripts and authentic copies of Bach's work he could obtain - materials he than made available to the Bach Society, founded in Leipzig in 1850. These activities provided a meaningful dimension to Hauser's life apart from his stage career, affording him a wide circle of significant friends who loved Bach's music or who were themselves leaders in the arts - Ludwig Tieck, Schumann, the Grimm Brothers, and many others.
Subject Hauser, Franz, 1794-1870.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Appreciation -- Germany.
Music teachers -- Germany -- Biography.
Music -- Germany -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0809319756