Hans Ferdinand Redlich


Biography

Predominantly known for his considerable contributions to the New Oxford History of Music and the fifth edition of Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Hans Ferdinand Redlich spent 30 years in the UK after his emigration from Germany in 1939.

Born in 1903, he studied piano and composition in his birth town of Vienna until 1921, when he moved to Munich to study composition with Carl Orff. Being the son of Josef Redlich, one of whose many jobs was Austrian Finance Minister, Hans' education was always of the highest quality.

Before moving to the UK he worked as a repetiteur at the Berlin-Charlottenberg Opera and opera conductor at Mainz Stadttheater. Being both a scholar and a performer, his suitability to musicology roles was evident, and held positions as a lecturer at the universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge and Birmingham. 


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