History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

1927, Milburn
1929, Evans

1928, Köhler

Karl-Heinz Köhler (b. 1928): German Musicologist, Librarian

  • Studied violin.
  • Studied Musicology at Weimar Musikhochschule and Jena University, where he received his doctorate in 1956 writing his dissertation on J.S. Bach.
  • Among the many positions he held, Köhler was the director of the music department at Deutsche Staatsbibliothek (1955 – 1979), lecturer at Humboldt University (1965), and president of the East German section of AML (1971) for which he eventually became vice-president (1977 – 1980).
  • Written over 188 works comprising 520 publications translated into 5 languages.
  • “Köhler's research and editorial work is concerned with performance, musicology and librarianship. [He] has concentrated on Mozart, J.S. Bach and early works by Mendelssohn and is co-editor of Beethoven's writings, [contributing] to the development of music librarianship and source material information systems.” [ 1 ]

Page Sources

Seeger, Horst, and Jutta Pumpe.  "Köhler, Karl-Heinz."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.
Additional References:
  • "Köhler, Karl-Heinz 1928 -."  WorldCat.  Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2010.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.
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