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Winfried Lüdemann

Author of publications on Music and Musicians
Associate Professor of Musicology, Stellenbosch University

Winfried Lüdemann was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1951 and received his early education at the German School in Hermannsburg near Greytown. Subsequently he enrolled at the University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, where he studied Musicology, organ and trombone. He gained the degrees BMus (1974), BMus Hons. (1975) and MMus (1981). After two years as music teacher at high schools in Empangeni and Durban and free-lancing as trombonist he was appointed in a temporary teaching post in Musicology at the University of the Free State in 1978. In 1979 he joined the teaching staff of the Music Department at Stellenbosch University as lecturer in Musicology. He completed his doctoral dissertation in 1988 and became Associate Professor of Musicology in 2002. On two occasions he furthered his studies at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, University of Hamburg, Germany (1982 and 1991), while conducting research at the Hugo-Distler-Archiv in Lübeck. Lüdemann is a member of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung and the Musicological Society of Southern Africa, the latter of which he served as Chairman from 1995 to 2004. His publications include a chapter in the book Composers in South Africa Today (OUP), contributions to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Second Edition) and the currently appearing Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart as well as research articles in the South African Journal of Musicology , the South African Journal of Philosophy, Der Kirchenmusiker , Musik und Kirche, Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe and a report on Musicology in South Africa in Current Musicology.

Hugo Distler. Eine musikalische Biographie, Wissner-Verlag, 2002

Text by Winfried Lüdemann, October 2004

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