Michael Lorenz (musicologist)

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Born (1958-07-18) July 18, 1958 (age 56)
Vienna, Austria
Occupation Musicologist
Alma mater University of Vienna
Subject Musicology, Mozart scholarship, Schubert scholarship

Michael Lorenz (born 18 July 1958) is an Austrian musicologist, music teacher, musician, alpine historian and photographer, noted as Mozart scholar and for his archival work combining music history and genealogical research.

Born in Vienna, Lorenz studied cello and oboe at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, where he obtained his diploma in 1990, and musicology at the University of Vienna with a PhD in 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he served as chair of the International Franz Schubert Institute. Lorenz has received grants from the Jubilee Foundation of the National Bank of Austria, the Austrian Science Fund and the Music & Letters Trust. After having worked with the Esterházy Foundation, he is currently[when?] doing research based on a grant from the Jubilee Foundation of city of Vienna. As of 2014 he was employed as lecturer at the Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna.

Lorenz has published widely on Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert. He is the author of biographical articles for

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • 1997 "Franz Jakob Freystädtler (de). Neue Forschungsergebnisse zu seiner Biographie und seinen Spuren im Werk Mozarts", Acta Mozartiana, 44, vol. 3–4 (December), 85–108.
  • 1999 "Schuberts Freund Dr. Bernhard. Eine Neubewertung der Quellen", Schubert durch die Brille 23 (Tutzing: Schneider), 3–64.
  • 1999 "'Viele glaubten und glauben noch, absichtlich.' – Der Tod der Ludovica Siboni", Schubert durch die Brille 23 (Tutzing: Schneider), 47–74.
  • 2000 "Karl Enderes. Eine biographische Studie", Schubert durch die Brille 24 (Tutzing: Schneider), 31–80.
  • 2000 "Genealogische Anmerkungen zu Joseph von Gahy", Schubert durch die Brille 24 (Tutzing: Schneider), 19–26.
  • 2000 "Mozarts Haftungserklärung für Freystädtler. Eine Chronologie", Mozart-Jahrbuch 1998 (Kassel: Bärenreiter), 1–19.
  • 2000 "Gottfried Ignaz von Ployers Haus in Döbling. Eine vergessene Mozartstätte", Acta Mozartiana, 47, vol. 1–2 (June), 11–24.
  • 2000 "Dokumente zur Biographie Johann Mayrhofers", Schubert durch die Brille 25 (Tutzing: Schneider), 21–50.
  • 2001 "Baronin Droßdik und die verschneyten Nachtigallen. Biographische Anmerkungen zu einem Schubert-Dokument", Schubert durch die Brille 26 (Tutzing: Schneider), 47–88.
  • 2001 "Studien zum Schubert-Kreis", Ph. Diss., University of Vienna, 2001 (extended and revised edition to be published in 2011).
  • 2002 "Mehrere Bernhards. Die Lösung des Dr. J. Bernhard-Rätsels", Schubert durch die Brille 28 (Tutzing: Schneider), 101–50.
  • 2003 "Die Familie Schober und ihr genealogisches Umfeld", Schubert durch die Brille 30 (Tutzing: Schneider), 129–92 (appendix: The Schober Genealogy).
  • 2006 "New and Old Documents Concerning Mozart's Students Barbara Ployer and Josepha Auernhammer", Eighteenth-Century Music, vol. 3, No. 2, September 2006 (Cambridge University Press), 311–22.
  • 2005 "The Jenamy Concerto", Newsletter of the Mozart Society of America, vol. IX, No. 1 (January), 1–3.
  • 2006 "Behind the Wunder: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and His Relevance Today" Austria Culture, Online magazine of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, January – February 2006 (www.acfny.org).
  • 2006 "»Mademoiselle Jeunehomme«. Zur Lösung eines Mozart-Rätsels", Mozart Experiment Aufklärung. Essays for the Mozart Exhibition 2006 (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Da Ponte-Institut, 2006), 423–29.
  • 2007 "Commentary on Wawruch's Report: Biographies of Andreas Wawruch and Johann Seibert, Schindler's Responses to Wawruch's Report, and Beethoven's Medical Condition and Alcohol Consumption", The Beethoven Journal, Winter 2007, Vol. 22, No 2 (San Jose: The Ira Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, 2007), 92–100.
  • 2008 "New Archival Documentation on the Theater auf der Wieden and Emanuel Schikaneder", Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte: sources – interprétations, Henri van Hulst ed. (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2008), in press.
  • 2008 "Süßmayr und die Lichterputzer: von gefundenen und erfundenen Quellen", Mozart-Jahrbuch 2006 (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2008), 425–38.
  • 2008 "Neue Forschungsergebnisse zum Theater auf der Wieden und Emanuel Schikaneder", Wiener Geschichtsblätter, 4/2008 (Vienna: Verein für Geschichte der Stadt Wien, 2008), 15–36.
  • 2008 "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Klavierkonzert Es-Dur, KV 271, 'Jenamy-Konzert'" (program notes for Alfred Brendel's concert at the Vienna Musikverein on 17 December 2008), Vienna Philharmonic, season 2008/2009, 120–22.
  • 2009 "Mozart's Apartment on the Alsergrund", published on the internet on 8 June 2009. Published in print in Newsletter of the Mozart Society of America, Vol. XIV, No. 2 (27 August 2010).
  • 2009 "Mozarts Sterbehaus: Einige notwendige Anmerkungen", Acta Mozartiana, 56, vol. 2 (December 2009), 187–90.
  • 2010 "Mozart's Last Residence: A Few Necessary Comments", English version of the above article published on the internet on 5 September 2010.
  • 2010 "Einige Korrekturen und Ergänzungen zu Klaus Martin Kopitz' Aufsatz 'Anmerkungen und Korrekturen zu Haydns Wiener Wohnungen'", published on the internet on 14 November 2010.
  • 2011 "'Die enttarnte Elise'. Die kurze Karriere der Elisabeth Röckel als Beethovens 'Elise'", Bonner Beethoven-Studien, Vol. 9 (Bonn: Beethoven-Haus), 169–90.
  • 2011 "Mozarts Patenkind", Acta Mozartiana, 58, vol. 1 (June), 57–70.
  • 2011 "Familie Trampusch – geliebt und totgeschwiegen", Jahrbuch des Vereins für Geschichte der Stadt Wien, Vol. 62/63, 2006/2007 (Vienna: Verein für Geschichte der Stadt Wien), 135–49.

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