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Fritz Trümpi is Associate Professor at the Department of Musicology and Performance Studies of the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. After studying General History, Musicology and Philosophy in Zurich, Vienna and Berlin, he was scholar of the Swiss National Fund (PhD 2011); 2012 to 2015 researcher in the project “A political history of the Viennese Opera, 1869–1955” (funded by Austrian Science Fund FWF); 2013 member of the commission for the investigation of the Vienna Philharmonic’s history in the Nazi era. His research interests include music history in political and social perspectives, and history of music industries in the (long) 19th century.
Latest book: The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics during the Third Reich. Chicago University Press: Chicago 2016 (Translation: Kenneth Kronenberg).
Current research project: Music industries and musicians’ associations in the late Habsburg Empire.