Stuckenschmidt, Hans Heinz

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Stuckenschmidt, Hans Heinz Gender: M
born on 1 November 1901 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°37' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°04 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°44'


German composer, musicologist, and historian and critic of music, whose most prominent work included writings on Arnold Schoenberg, Boris Blacher, Ferruccio Busoni and Maurice Ravel.

At age 19, he was the Berlin-based music critic/correspondent for the Prague-based periodical Bohemia, and lived as a freelance music writer in Hamburg, Vienna, Paris, Berlin and Prague, becoming personally acquainted with numerous composers of avant-garde music.

Amongst his most prominent musical productions were the "new music" concert cycle in Hamburg, and the 1927-8 concerts of the Berlin November Group with Max Butting.

In 1929, Stuckenschmidt became the successor to Adolf Weissmans as the music critic at the Berliner Zeitung am Mittag. Due to political pressure owing to the newly empowered Nazi regime, he left the paper, later moving to Prague. At the end of the 1930s, he was conscripted into the armed forces as an interpreter.

After the end of the war, Stuckenschmidt became the director of "new music" at the RIAS American-run radio station in Berlin, and in 1947, the music critic of the Neuen Zeitung and of the influential Berlin Newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, later also becoming a professor at the Music Department of the Technische Universität Berlin.

He died in Berlin on 15 August 1988, aged 86.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°3983 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 1/375: "Nachmittags um sieben Uhr" (seven o'clock in the afternoon).


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Musicologist)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Music)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Music)