WERNER, Eric. b. Lundenburg, (Břeclav), 40 miles north of Vienna, Austria-Hungary, 1 August 1901; d. New York City, 28 July 1988. Werner was a distinguished and controversial musicologist, ethnomusicologist, and liturgiologist whose life-long goal, as stated in his The Sacred Bridge (Werner 2:x-xii), was to correct the errors and misrepresentations of European scholars, especially of those who were anti-Semitic. Werner’s parents (his father was a scholar of Greek) nurtured him in classical languages and music, and initiated his formal musical training with outstanding teachers. He studied piano, organ, and composition with Egon Kornauth (1891-1959) in Vienna; and with Ferruccio Busoni...
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