Hauer, Josef Matthias
Hauer, Josef Matthias yō´zĕf mätēäs hou´ər [key], 1883–1959, Austrian music theorist and composer. Primarily self-taught, Hauer devised a method of atonal composition that used the 12 tones of the scale divided into 44 melodic patterns, or
tropes.He also developed a new system of musical notation for twelve-tone music. Hauer, a prolific composer, wrote music in all the major forms.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
See more Encyclopedia articles on: Music: History, Composers, and Performers: Biographies