Arnold Jacobshagen - Biography#


Arnold Jacobshagen is Professor and Chair of Musicology at the University of Music and Dance Cologne (since 2006). He studied musicology, modern history and philosophy in Berlin, Vienna and Paris. After his Ph.D. at the Freie Universität Berlin (1996), he was Lecturer at Bayreuth University, Forschungsinstitut für Musiktheater Thurnau (1997–2006). In 2003 he completed his habilitation on 19th century Italian opera semiseria.

Specialist in the history of opera and music of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, he is the author of five books: Gioachino Rossini und seine Zeit (Laaber, 2015), Händel im Pantheon – Der Komponist und seine Inszenierung (Sinzig, 2009), Opera semiseria – Gattungskonvergenz und Kulturtransfer im Musiktheater (Stuttgart, 2005), Strukturwandel der Orchesterlandschaft (Cologne, 2000), and Der Chor in der französischen Oper des späten Ancien Régime (Frankfurt, 1997).

He is editor of the journal Die Musikforschung, as well as editor/co-editor of 18 books. He has published in Cambridge Opera Journal, Acta Musicologica, Revue de Musicologie, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Die Musikforschung, Archiv für Musikwissenschaft, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit and elsewhere.
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