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Schenk, Erich, b Salzburg, May 5, 1902, d. Vienna, Oct. 11, 1974, musicologist, professor at the Universities of Rostock and Vienna (1940-1971, 1957/1958 rector). From 1939 head of the publications and from 1964 president of the "Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich" ("Monuments of Sound in Austria"), from 1947 chairman of the commission on music research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Honorary doctorates from the Universities of Brno and Rostock, numerous awards.
Works: G. A. Paganelli, 1928; J. Strauß, 1940; 950 Jahre Musik in Ö., 1946; Kleine Wiener Musikgeschichte, 1947; W. A. Mozart, 1955.
Literature: De ratione musica, Festschrift für E. S., 1975 (with bibliography).