Rainer Schwob | © Elsa Okazaki
Deputy Head of Institute

Univ.-Ass. Mag.phil. Dr.phil.

Rainer Josef Schwob

Rainer Josef Schwob was born in Innsbruck in 1972 and received early training in piano and organ/church music. He studied musicology and ancient history in Graz and Vienna. In 2004 he received his doctorate with a dissertation on  Claudio Monteverdi's 'L'incoronazione di Poppea' in the 20th century  under Gernot Gruber at the University of Vienna. Two of his research projects dealt with Mozart in the mirror of early music journalism.

From 2013 to 2014 he worked in Vienna as a university assistant and held numerous courses there. Since February 2014 he has been working as a university assistant (postdoc) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, supervising scientific and artistic bachelor's and master's theses and is also the deputy head of the Institute for the History of Musical Reception and Interpretation.

His research interests include the   Interpretation research and analysis, the early reception of Mozart, Mozart's contemporaries, canon and repertoire formation, the reception of Monteverdi, music databases, Alban Berg, Ernst Krenek, processing techniques and the history of the piano reduction.