Kurt Reinhard (musicologist)

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For the Austrian Righteous among the Nations, see Kurt Reinhard (Austrian Righteous among the Nations).


Kurt Reinhard (August 27, 1914 – July 18, 1979) was a German musicologist and ethnomusicologist. Specialist in Turkish music.

Born in Gießen, Germany, he studied musicology and composition at the University of Cologne from 1933–1935, and ethnology at the Universities of Leipzig and Munich from 1935-1936. He took his doctorate at Munich doing his dissertation on Burmese music. In 1952–1968 he was a director of the Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv.

His chief area of interest in the field of ethnomusicology was the folk music of Turkey.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Types of Turkmenian Songs in Turkey, Journal of the International Folk Music Council 9, 1956
  • On the problem of pre-pentatonic scales: particularly the third-second nucleus, Journal of the International Folk Music Council 10, 1958
  • Türkische Musik, Berlin, 1962
  • "Türkische Musik", in Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 1966
  • Musique de Turquie (in French, with Ursula Reinhard), Buchet/Chastel (Paris), 1996