A.o. Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Barbara Dobretsberger

A.o. Univ.-Prof. in Historical MusicologyDepartment Musicology
Barbara Dobretsberger completed her artistic-pedagogical and humanities studies in musicology and German philology in Salzburg and Vienna, graduating with honors. The topic of the diploma thesis at the Mozarteum University is  Resolution of functional harmony in the piano music of Romanticism and Impressionism. Integration of analysis in piano lessons , the diploma thesis at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg deals with the  Aesthetics of the piano song between tonality and atonality. Selected songs by Strauss, Pfitzner, Schönberg, Berg and Webern.

The dissertation supervised by Gernot Gruber at the University of Vienna is entitled Boguslaw Schaeffer - Aspects of his Symphonic Work The habilitation thesis written in 2003 on Première and Deuxième Sonate by Pierre Boulez - Phenomena of Structuralist Thought led to her permanent appointment as a university lecturer at the Mozarteum University. 

From winter semester 98/99 to winter semester 18/19 Barbara Dobretsberger was a lecturer in the Department of Conducting, Composition and Music Theory, since summer semester 19 she has been working in the Department of Musicology. Barbara Dobretsberger is intensively involved in teaching, including being the author of two textbooks on the formal theory of instrumental and vocal forms, and is active in various university committees, as a jury member, as an international reviewer and as a visiting professor in European, Asian and African countries.