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Dieter Borchmeyer (born 3 May 1941 in Recklinghausen) is a German literary critic.

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Dieter Borchmeyer

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. [1]

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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.

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Ami Maayani was an Israeli composer. The founder and conductor of the Israel National Youth Orchestra, the Tel Aviv Youth Orchestra, the Haifa Youth Orchestra and the Technion Symphony Orchestra, from 1970 to 1973 and 1976–1980 he was the chairman of the Israel Composers' League. Of note is Maayani's Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, Qumran and Serenade in D. Zvi Keren in his book Contemporary Israeli music: its sources and stylistic development (1980) said "The works of Ami Maayani, which have formed a continuation and extension of this school, have a style which might be described as post-Eastern-Mediterranean." The American Organist said, "The lush improvisatory elements and Arabic modal influences in the music of Ami Maayani complement the pandiatonic polyphony of Yuval Rabin. Sabin Levi, on the other hand, employs minimalism and Sephardic folklore."

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