Bernd Baselt

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Bernd Baselt (13 September 1934 – 18 October 1993)[1][2] was a German musicologist noted for his works on the Baroque composer George Frideric Handel. He was born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt and died in Hanover.

From 1953 to 1955 Baselt studied at the Academy for Music and Theater, and at the Martin Luther University in Halle from 1953 to 1958.[2] He gained professorial rank in music at the university in 1975.[3][2]

Although writing widely on composers such as Telemann and Handel, Baselt's most notable work was the Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (abbreviated as HWV).[2] The HWV is considered to be the modern-day catalogue of Handel's works, and was published in three volumes (in German) between 1978 and 1986.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Jones, Andrew V. (1 March 1998). "Georg Friedrich Handel - ein Lebensinhalt. Gedenkschrift fur Bernd Baselt (1934-1993)". Notes. Music Library Association. 54 (3). 
  2. ^ a b c d Professor Dr. Gunter Fleischhauer (December 1993). "Newsletter of the American Handel Society" (PDF). Newsletter: Volume VIII, Number 3 (479 KB PDF). American Handel Society. Retrieved 2 Jul 2012. 
  3. ^ Sadi e, Stanley; Anthony Hicks (1987). "Contributors". Handel: tercentenary collection. University of Rochester Press. ISBN 0-8357-1833-6. Retrieved 2 July 2012.