Prof Dr Peter Andraschke has died

01. 04. 2020

The internationally renowned musicologist Peter Andraschke has died at the age of 80 after a long illness. Prof Dr Andraschke was one of the initiators of the international musicological symposium Slovenian Music Days and an invaluable collaborator.

Born in Bielsko-Biała in southern Poland in 1939, he studied music pedagogy, musicology, German philology and ethnography in Munich and Berlin before passing the state examination and receiving his doctorate and habilitation in Freiburg im Breisgau. Until 2005 he was Professor of Music History at Justus Liebig University in Giessen. From 2005 until 2008 he was a visiting professor at the Arnold Schönberg Science Centre of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He also held several visiting professorships abroad. He published numerous works on the history of music after 1750, with a particular focus on the music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, music in eastern Europe, musical analysis, musical folklore and the relationship between poetry and music.