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.
Ioana Raluca Voicu-Arnăuțoiu graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest (violin class) and holds a doctorate with a thesis on The Violin Sonata from Debussy to Enescu. She taught chamber music at the same university until 2015 and between 1982 and 2000 she was a member of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. She is author of various articles and a book about Béla Bartók’s violin and piano sonatas (Ars Docendi Publishing House of the Bucharest University, 2012). She has also researched and written about Romania’s recent history including articles about composers marginalized for ideological reasons (George Enescu, Mihail Jora, Paul Constantinescu, Alfred Alessandrescu, George Georgescu, Mîndru Katz), and books about two prominent musicians who were tailed while in exile, Sergiu Celibidache and Constantin Silvestri (Ars Docendi Publishing House of the Bucharest University, in 2012 and 2013). She also created the website www.muzicieni-in-arhive.ro.
Thomas Kabisch was born in 1953, studied musicology (with Carl Dahlhaus), philosophy, and German literature in Berlin-West, where he received his Ph.D. in 1982. He taught at several universities and Musikhochschulen before in 1992 becoming professor of musicology at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik (University of Music) in Trossingen/Germany.
He works on music and aesthetics from 18th to 21st century, especially on Liszt (Liszt und Schubert, München-Salzburg 1984), French music between 1870 and 1930 (MGG², articles Impressionismus, Debussy, Ravel), theory and history of performance, history of theory. Currently he is preparing an edition of the writings of August Halm, which will be published by Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung Berlin.
Recent publications include: Verzweigungen und Scharniere. Beethoven liest und komponiert Goethe, in: Jahrbuch Musik in Baden-Württemberg Bd. 9, Stuttgart 2002; Cortots Chopin mit Tovey und Czerny, oder: Wann entsteht beim Etüdenspielen Musik? in: Musiktheorie 19, 2004, Heft 2; Was dirigiert der Dirigent? Celibidache, Toscanini und die Dialektik des Musikalischen, in: Musikforschung 58, 2005, Heft 1; Musikgeschichte als Problemgeschichte, Musik als Projekt. Zur Musikanschauung August Halms, in: Musiktheorie 20, 2005; Heft 1; Sein, Schein, Werden. Anmerkungen zur instrumentalen Virtuosität bei Robert Schumann, in: Musiktheorie 21, 2006, Heft 3; Über den Zusammenhang von musikalischer Autonomie und gesellschaftlicher Funktion, in: De musica disserenda II/2, 2006 Ljubljana; Fauré und Ravel, Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie 2006 (forthcoming); Musik im Salon: Dialektik von Konvention und Nuance, Musiktheorie 2008, Heft 2 (forthcoming).
Speranța Rădulescu is a graduate of musical composition with a doctor’s degree in musicology (1983). Ethnomusicological activity with the Ethnography and Folklore Institute and later with Peasant Museum and with the National University of Music in Bucharest. Research in the classification of Romanian music, folk harmonization, new pan-Balkan musics, the musical reflection of the Romanian social-political structure and ideology, minorities’ music (Hungarian, Ukrainian, Roma, Jewish, Aromanian). She edited 50 traditional music records, published six books – one of which, À tue tête: Chant et violon dans le pays de l’Oach, with French researchers Bernard Lortat-Jacob and Jacques Bouët (France, Société d’ethnologie, 2002). She was also the co-author and co-editor for the book Manele in Romania: Cultural Expression and Social Meaning in Balkan Popular Music (published in USA, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
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