Joachim Brügge, Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.

University Lecturer in Historic Musicology
Head of Institute for History of Musical Reception and Interpretation

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Born in Kiel 1958

Studies Music Theory at the conservatory of Lübeck (diploma 1985) and musicology (history musicology, systematic musicology and ethnomusicology) in Göttingen. Doctoral dissertation with Prof. Dr. Martin Staehlin (The science research was about the personal composition-style of Mozart, 1993)

­­­Since 1994 University Assistant at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, since 1999 at the "Institut für Musikwissenschaft und fächerübergreifende Studien. Abteilung für Musikalische
Hermeneutik" (“Institute for musicologie and interdisciplinary studies. Department for musical hermeneutics“)

2001 Status as an assistant Professor

2002 habilitation about the string quartets of Wolfgang Rihm (Ao.univ.Prof)


Focuses in research and teaching

Music of the 18th-20th Century, inter alia Wiener Klassik (inter alia Mozart), instrumental music of the 19th and early 20th century (inter alia Sibelius) and contemporary music after 1975 (inter alia Rihm)


Reception research in connection with analytical-hermeneutical approaches and methodological approaches of musicology (debate of a musical curricular canon, intertextuality, theories of a postmodern epoch and others)

American music, popular music and american music theatre (Broadway)

Selected topics of music-sociology, music theory, piano music and german Lied

Selected topics of teaching: Music-history in brief, history of the piano music, history of chamber music, history of music theory, analytics of the german Lied and film music

Scientific projects and activities

(See publications and projects)

Works in various leadership positions and working groups, expert for the OEFG (Austrian reserch community) and others