West Germany’s student riots in the late 1960s led to manifold changes in society and prompted reforms that transformed the structure of traditional universities and their teaching programs in general. Smaller disciplines such as musicology were less affected by the process within university politics but nevertheless gravitated towards new projects in an expanding discipline around 1970. The article offers a personal perspective from its author, who was a student of musicology and philosophy at the University of Freiburg at the time. The author reflects on his university experience in general and within the discipline in particular, and he examines the extent to which the Nazi past of university personnel was silenced. The article then identifies new projects and research endeavors and sheds light on various musicological events in 1970, one being the international congress of West Germany’s musicological society held in Bonn.


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