Klaus Aringer, born 1965 in Munich, studied Musicology, History and German Literature at the University of Munich. He received his Master’s Degree in 1992, the PhD in 1997 and the Habilitation in 2003. Between 1995 and 2005 he was Assistant Professor at the University of Tuebingen. Since 2005 he taught as Professor of Music History at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz (since 2008 Head of the Department Oberschützen). His special interests are the Music of the Viennese Classics, orchestration and Musical Instruments. His doctoral dissertation (Die Tradition des Pausa- und Finale-Schlusses in den Klavier- und Orgelwerken von J. S. Bach) was published in 1999 (Hans Schneider Verlag, Tutzing). Aringer is Vice-president of the „Johann Joseph Fux“-Society and member of the Jury of the Styrian Research Awards.
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