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Riemann, Karl Wilhelm Julius Hugo
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(Jul 18, 1849, Grossmehlra, Thuringia – Jul 10, 1919, Leipzig). After the Franco-German war of 1870/1871, Riemann studied music and musicology in Leipzig. His dissertation “On musical hearing” (1873) was rejected there but accepted in Göttingen. In Leipzig he gained his Habilitation with a dissertation on the history of musical notation (1878). After working as conductor, music educator, composer, and teacher of theory in Bromberg (1880), Hamburg, and Sondershausen (1881–1890), and also at the Wiesbaden Konservatorium (1…

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Brusniak, Friedhelm, “Riemann, Karl Wilhelm Julius Hugo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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