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Rita Steblin
Steblin at the grave of Franz Schubert in Währing, Vienna, June 2012
Steblin at the grave of Franz Schubert in Währing, Vienna, June 2012
Born(1951-04-22)April 22, 1951
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
DiedSeptember 3, 2019(2019-09-03) (aged 68)
Vienna, Austria
EducationPhD University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Notable worksHistory of Key Characteristics; Die Unsinnsgesellschaft

Rita Katherine Steblin (April 22, 1951 – September 3, 2019)[1][2] was a musicologist, specializing in archival work combining music history, iconography and genealogical research.

Steblin was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; she died in Vienna, Austria. After obtaining degrees in Vancouver, Toronto and Urbana, Illinois, and studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Steblin worked in Canada (mainly in Vancouver) and since 1991 in Vienna first at the Internationales Franz-Schubert-Institut [de] and then as an independent researcher on Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and social life in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century in Austria (including Hungary and Bohemia).

Selected bibliography

On Beethoven

On portraits and death mask of Beethoven

On Schubert

On Mozart

On Handel

On Haydn

On Weber

On Paganini

On Johann Strauß

On other subjects