born on 26/2/1922 in Weingarten, Germany
died on 29/6/2018 in München, Bayern, Germany
Franz Beyer (musicologist)
Franz Beyer (born 1922) is a German musicologist who is best known for his revising and restoration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music, in particular his unfinished Requiem, KV 626, which he restored in the early 1970s.
His revision of the Requiem was in keeping with Mozart's actual musical style, not his own interpretation of the work. He has also revised and/or edited works of other composers. He has also played in the Collegium Aureum as a violist, and collaborated with the Melos Quartet as additional violist when performing Mozart's string quintets.
- 6 August 2002 Medal of the City of Munich, Munich lights - the friends of Munich in silver.
- 2003 Order of Merit, First Class awarded.
- "Beyer, Franz; 1922-", Deutsche National Bibliotek
- "Beyer, Franz; 1922-", Music, Deutsche National Bibliotek
- de:Franz Beyer, German Wikipedia article