Hugo Leichtentritt

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Hugo Leichtentritt (1 January 1874, Pleschen, Polish: Pleszew, nearby Posen, Province of Posen – 13 November 1951, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a German-Jewish musicologist and composer who spent much of his life in the USA. Composer Erich Walter Sternberg was one of his pupils.

Literary works[edit]

Dates provided are primarily publication dates, not dates of authorship.

  • R. Keiser in seinen Opern, 1901
  • contributor of "Allgemeine Musikzeitung"
  • contributor to "Die Musik"[1]
  • Geschichte der Motette, published 1908 by Breitkopf und Härtel[2]
  • Claudio Monteverdi als Madrigal Komponist, 1908-9[3]
  • Musikalische Formenlehre, 1911
  • Erwin Lendvai: Kompositionen, 1912[4]
  • Music, History and Ideas, 1938
  • Serge Koussevitzky; The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the New American Music, published 1946 by Harvard University Press
  • Music of Western Nations, 1956


  1. ^ See (just e.g.) this article from the July 1928 issue (in German) @ Internet Archive.
  2. ^ OCLC 3383995
  3. ^ OCLC 843569601. Many editions by Leichtentritt of Monteverdi madrigals can be found in library catalogs- see Worldcat here also.
  4. ^ OCLC 24916045. Library of Congress copy inscribed by Mr. Lendvai to Hugo Leichtentritt with many thanks, Oliva, July 3, 1912.

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