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Hans Tischler was one of my early teachers. Back in 1975, a freshman at
Indiana University, I took an independent study class with him. I found
Prof. Tischler to be a very gracious man with a great smile, tremendous
enthusiasm, and a teacher quite willing to put up with the gaps in my
knowledge. An expert on Mozart, we spent most of our time covering form
in the piano concertos, with my final project being a comparison and
contrast between the Mozart K.595 and the Bartok Concerto No. 3.

He was a musicologist whose love of history ranged much more far afield
than music. "There are some books that make history live" he told me
once.

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