Moldenhauer, Hans, collector.

Biographical notes:

Hans Moldenhauer (1906-1987) was an American musicologist of German birth, and a music collector. He graduated from the Musikhochschule in Mainz, where he was a pupil of Hans Rosbaud. In 1938 he emigrated to America and earned a B.A. (1945) at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington and in 1951 received a D.F.A. in musicology at the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University. In 1942 he founded the Spokane Conservatory and was president from 1946. He taught at the University of Washington from 1961 to 1964. Moldenhauer gathered primary source materials relating to music, which became known as the "Moldenhauer Archives." He was the founder and director and the collection was originally located in Spokane. The Archives is now dispersed to various repositories around the world.

Paul Amadeus Pisk (1893-1990). American composer and musicologist of Austrian birth. Roman Ryterband (1914-1979). American pianist, composer, conductor, and educator of Polish birth. Nicholas Van Slyck (1922-1983). American composer, performer, educator, and founder of the New School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Aurelio de la Vega (1925- ). American composer, writer on music, and teacher of Cuban birth. Adolph Weiss (1891-1971). American composer, educator, and bassoonist. Weiss is especially known as the first American to study with Schoenberg (1926 in Berlin) and to use the 12-tone serial techniques in his own compositions.

All information taken from various articles in Grove Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2008. Roman Ryterband information taken from

From the guide to the The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)


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