Matthias Brzoska (born in 1955), german musicologist. He studied musicology in Marburg and Berlin with Reinhold Brinkmann, Sieghart Döhring and Carl Dahlhaus and French philology with Hermann Hofer. From 1981 to 1986 he worked as assistant lecturer at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, where he took the doctorate at Technische Universität with a dissertation on Franz Schreker in 1986. From 1987 to 1990 he worked in Paris on a research project supported by a grant of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. In 1992 he took his habilitation at the University of Bayreuth with a study about the idea of a Gesamtkunstwerk in french aesthetics. He was appointed professor for musicology at Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen. His main research interests are opera, french music and intertextual relationships between music and other arts. He contributed to New Grove Second Edition, Pipers Enzyklopädie des Musiktheaters, Lexikon der Oper, Lexikon der Violine, Lexikon der Renaissance, Lexikon der Kirchenmusik (Laaber), and is member of the Institut für deutsche Musikkultur im östlichen Europa and the Robert Schumann Forschungsstelle Düsseldorf. Editor of the critical edition of Meyerbeers opera Le Prophète (Ricordi). He is co-editor of a "History of music" and editor of the reprint of the German edition of the Writings of Hector Berlioz for the music-editor Laaber. 2011 he was elected to the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste and to the Ausschuß für musikwissenschaftliche Editionen der Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften. In 2014 he received the decoration "Officier des Palmes Académiques" of the French Republic. He is representative of the Deutsch- Französische Hochschule (Saarbrücken) for the sole binational (french-german) BA course in "Musikwissenschaft/musique et musicologie" of the universities Folkwang Essen and François Rabelais Tours of Germany.
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