Athens Concert Hall, 4-6 November 2003
He was born in 1952 in Westerland auf Sylt. Coming from a musical family, he first studied German literature, history, and politics in the Freie Universität in Berlin, and afterwards musicology in the same institution, where in 1992 he presented his dissertation. From 1989 to 1992 he was scientific collaborator in the same university, and then taught in the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, in the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden, and again in the Freie Universität in Berlin after his Habilitation there in 1998. In 1999 he was elected as an orderly professor for musicology in the University of Zürich. Since 2000 he is president of the Internationale Bachgesellschaft Schaffhausen and since 2001 president of Allgemeine Musik-Gesellschaft Zürich. He is also co-editor of the journals Archiv für Musikwissenschaft (since 2000) and Schubert: Perspektiven (since 2001).His principal research fields are the history of composition, the aesthetics of music and the music theory from 18th to 20th century, the history of reception, as well as the methodology of a historical analysis of musical interpretation. Most important publications: Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung der Sonatenform in der Instrumentalmusik Franz Schuberts (Tutzing 1994), Bach und die Nachwelt (3 volumes, Laaber 1997-1999), and Musikalische Interpretation. Hans von Bülow (Stuttgart 1999).