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Herbert Eimert


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Herbert Eimert (born 8 April 1897 in Bad Kreuznach, died 15 December 1972 in Düsseldorf) was a German music theorist, musicologist, journalist, music critic, editor, radio producer, and composer.
Herbert Eimert studied music theory and composition from 1919-1924 at the Cologne Musikhochschule with Hermann Abendroth, Johann Eduard Franz Bölsche, and August von Othegraven. In 1924, while still a student, he published an Atonale Musiklehre (Atonal Music Theory Text) which, together with a twelve-tone string quartet composed for the end-of-term examination concert, led to an altercation with Bölsche, who withdrew the quartet from the program and expelled Eimert from his composition class.

In 1924, he began studies in musicology at the University of Cologne with Ernst Bücken, Willi Kahl, and Georg Kinsky, and read philosophy with Max Scheler (a pupil of Husserl) and Nicolai Hartmann. He attained his doctorate in 1931 with a dissertation titled Musikalische Formstrukturen im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Versuch einer Formbeschreibung (Musical Form Structures in the 17th and 18th Century. Attempt at a Description of Form).

From 1927-33 he was employed at the Cologne Radio and wrote for music magazines such as Melos and the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. In 1930 he became a music critic for the Kölner Stadtanzeiger, and from 1935–45 worked as an editor at the Kölnischen Zeitung.


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  • internetmann

    nur der cfc, herbert eimert

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
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  • grzymol

    whether it's avant-garde (up-front) or not depends only on the point of view of the observer (listener here) and is not inherent in music; in other words - as is the case with most descriptions - adjectives one uses speak volumes but not of the object but the observer; i like mr eimert's sounds a lot; best regardz :)

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • WaldoKanto

    Acousmatic :))

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Xhi

    This is Avantgarde.

    30 Sep 2006 Reply

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