Institut für kunst- und musikhistorische Forschungen,
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna
Stefan Schmidl (b. 1974) studied Musicology and Art History at the University of Vienna (PhD in 2004). Since 2005 he has been research associate at the Institute of Musicology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He teaches music history at Viennaʼs Conservatory, Private University; the University of Music and Performing Arts, and the University of Applied Arts. His books include Medium between cult and capitalism (2008) and the first German-language biography of Jules Massenet (2012).