B1736. Hermann Dechant. Dirigieren - Zur Theorie und Praxis der Musikinterpretation. Wien, Herder, 1985. 448pp. Index; Bibliography; Illus. (German Text) Pristine copy of this original hardbound edition. 9783210248004 3-210-24.800-1
“Hermann Dechant is an Austrian conductor, flautist, musicologist, composer and music publisher. After leaving school he studied flute (with Aurèle Nicolet at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin ) and conducting at the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and musicology at Erich Schenk, Theatre Studies at Heinz Kindermann, philosophy and history at the University of Vienna. From 1960 to 1973 he was (under Keilberth and Eugen Jochum) principal flutist with the Bamberg Symphony. From 1964 to 1971 he was dean at the ETA Hoffmann Theatre in Bamberg as director of incidental music. This led to collaboration with Gerd Gutbier, Heinrich Böll , Bruno Magnoni and many others.
Dechant currently works with his wife, the pianist Margit Haider-Dechant (Anton Bruckner Private University Linz), as head of a music publishing company in Vienna and Bonn. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and books, particularly the history of conducting and the history of music for wind instruments. He is also the author of numerous articles.”
- Olive M. Domina