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Fritz Oberdoerffer, professor emeritus of music, died on December 8, 1979. He was 84.
Professor Oberdoerffer was born on November 4, 1895, in Hamburg, Germany. He graduated from Leipzig Conservatory and earned a PhD from the University of Berlin in 1939.
Dr. Oberdoerffer taught at the Institute of Church Music in Berlin-Spandau. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin as guest professor in 1950. He became a permanent member of the faculty in 1964 and professor emeritus in 1974.
Professor Oberdoerffer edited a number of classical works by Bach, Mozart, Purcell, Rosenmüller, Schütz, and Vivaldi. He was a member of the American and International Musicological Society and the Music Library Association.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.