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Dieter Borchmeyer (born 3 May 1941 in Recklinghausen) is a German literary critic.
Borchmeyer is Professor Emeritus of Modern German Literature (Neuere Deutsche Literatur) and Dramatic Theory (Theaterwissenschaft) at the University of Heidelberg, where he is currently Seniorprofessor. Borchmeyer is President of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts. His principal fields are German literature from the 18th to the 20th century and music theatre. He has published on Goethe, Schiller, Mozart and Richard Wagner.
Borchmeyer began his study of German studies and Catholic Theology in 1961 at the University of Munich. After gaining his doctorate in 1970 he taught from 1972 until 1979 at a Munich Gymnasium and simultaneously carried out teaching duties at the German Department of the University. After his Habilitation in 1979 he taught at the Universities of Erlangen and Würzburg. In 1982 he was called to the Professorship of Dramatic Theory at the University of Munich. Since 1988 he is Professor of Modern German Literature (Neuere Deutsche Literatur) and Dramatic Theory (Theaterwissenschaft) at the University of Heidelberg.
In connection with the invitation to the pianist and musicologist Siegfried Mauser, who had been convicted by law, Borchmeyer was met with fierce criticism in the context of a planned event on the Heidelberg lectures on cultural theory.
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff was a Prussian poet, novelist, playwright, literary critic, translator, and anthologist. Eichendorff was one of the major writers and critics of Romanticism. Ever since their publication and up to the present day, some of his works have been very popular in Germany.
Otto Julius Bierbaum was a German writer.
Danton's Death was the first play written by Georg Büchner, set during the French Revolution.
Ernst-Jürgen Dreyer was a German writer, translator, playwright and musicologist.
Günter Kunert was a German writer. Based in East Berlin, he published poetry from 1947, supported by Bertold Brecht. When he signed a petition against the deprivation of the citizenship of Wolf Biermann in 1976, he lost his SED membership, and moved to the West two years later. He is regarded as a versatile German writer who wrote short stories, essays, autobiographical works, film scripts and novels. He received international honorary doctorates and awards.
Elisabeth "Elisa" Charlotte Constanzia von der Recke was a Baltic German writer and poet.
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Tomi Mäkelä, Finnish musicologist and pianist, professor at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. He studied music and musicology in Lahti, Vienna, Berlin (West) and Helsinki. As a pianist he studied with Rauno Jussila and Noel Flores. He got his doctoral degree 1988 in Berlin under the guidance of Carl Dahlhaus. He has published widely on the music of the nineteenth and twentieth century. His German book on Sibelius Poesie in der Luft got the award Geisteswissenschaft international 2008 and was published in English translation by Steven Lindberg as Jean Sibelius (2011).
Mirko Bonné is a German writer and translator.
Ernst Hilmar was an Austrian librarian, editor, and musicologist.
Michael Bordt SJ is a German philosopher and academic. He is a professor at the Munich School of Philosophy and specialized in the area of ancient philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle. Since 2011 he has been the chair of the Institute of Philosophy and Leadership at Munich.
Heinz Ludwig Arnold was a German literary journalist and publisher. He was also a leading advocate for contemporary literature.
Hans-Günther Thalheim was a German professor of German language and linguistics and of Literary sciences. He was also a writer and literary editor.
Robert Neumann was a German and English-speaking writer. He published numerous novels, autobiographical texts, plays and radio plays as well a few scripts. Through his parody collections, Mit fremden Federn (1927) and Unter falscher Flagge (1932), he is considered as the founder of "parody as a critical genre in the literature of the 1920s."
Franz Muncker was a German literary historian.
Eva Rieger is a German musicologist. After Sophie Drinker, Rieger was the first in the world to work on the social and cultural history of women in music culture. Together with the German-Swiss patron Mariann Steegmann, Rieger developed the idea of a foundation for the advancement of women in music and art, the Mariann-Steegmann-Foundation. In 2012, she was appointed Honorary Senator of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.
Wolfgang Alexander Thomas-San-Galli, real name Wolfgang Alexander Thomas, was a German musicologist, music critic, violist and music writer.
Gösta Neuwirth is an Austrian composer and musicologist. He studied in Vienna and Berlin where wrote a dissertation on harmony in Schreker's Der ferne Klang. He has taught at universities and music universities including Musikhochschule Graz, University of Graz, Universität der Künste Berlin and University of Freiburg. His compositions include a string quartet and a chamber opera.