Prof. Dr. Helmut  Well

Prof. Dr. Helmut Well

Professor of Musicology, History of Music and Musical Analysis, Historical Music Theory (History)

Subject/Instrument: Musicology, Musical Analysis, Historical Music Theory

Hochschulzentrum am Horn
Room: 210

+49 3643 | 555 221


Visiting time: Wednesdays 11am to 12pm, room 210 or by phone at +49 3643 | 555 221
additional office hours by prior arrangement by e-mail

  • Born in 1958 in Siegen (NRW)
  • After his A' levels and community service he studied musicology, old and new German literature as well as pedagogy in Kiel
  • 1989 PhD Kiel
  • 1988-1994 Director of a music school
  • 1992 academic member of staff and between 1994 and 2000 academic assistant at the Institute of Musicology at the Kiel University
  • Following his postdoctoral lecturing qualification in 2000 he became a private teacher in Kiel until 2004
  • Since October 2004 he has been a professor at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • 2009-2013 Vice president, teaching and research at the LISZT University

Publications / Papers

  • Early work and Innovation. Studies on the "Early symphonies" of Franz Schubert, Kassel 1995 (= Kieler papers on musicology Bd. 42)
  • Compositional basics in change. Studies on the changes of the tonal concepts in the 17th Century for example Music for keyboard instruments (Postdoctoral thesis. Paper Kiel 1999)
  • Essays on music of the 15th, 17th and 20th Century


  • Friedhelm Krummacher: Music in the North. Transactions about Scandinavian and North German Music, together with S. Oechsle, H.W. Schwab and B. Sponheuer, Kassel 1996
  • Adoption as an Innovation. Commemorative publication Friedhelm Krummacher for his 65th birthday, together with S. Oechsle and B. Sponheuer, Kassel 2001

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