Trauer um Wolfgang Krueger

Montag, 20. April 2009

Am Donnerstag, dem 16. April 2009, ist nach schwerer Krankheit Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Krueger verstorben, unser langjähriger Präsident der AIBM-Ländergruppe Deutschland und seit 2007 emeritierter Professor an der Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart.

Wolfgang Kruegers Tod ist ein sehr großer Verlust für das deutsche und internationale Musikbibliothekswesen, hat er doch nicht nur mit der längsten Amtszeit als deutscher Präsident die Verbandsarbeit wesentlich geprägt und in internationalen musikbibliothekarischen Gremien mitgewirkt, sondern vor allem seit 1984 als einziger Professor für Musikbibliothekswesen in der Bundesrepublik jahrzehntelang den
musikbibliothekarischen Nachwuchs ausgebildet.

Seine charismatische, humorvolle und warmherzige Persönlichkeit wird uns allen sehr fehlen.

Unser Mitgefühl gilt seiner Frau, Gertraud Voss-Krueger.


  1.  
    Thomas Kalk
    22. April 2009 | 12:44
     

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    Es steht jedem Besucher frei, hier eigene Gedanken zum Tode Wolfgang Kruegers hinzuzufügen.

  2.  
    Thomas Kalk
    22. April 2009 | 12:46
     

    Von Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie (New York, NY, Vereinigte Staaten):

    Dear friends,

    Wolfgang Krueger was an important member of the RILM family. He became a
    member of the RILM Commission Mixte in 2004 and had just begun his second
    four-year term last summer. He was a valued member of our project, and we
    shall miss his input and contributions very much indeed.

    We join our German IAML colleagues and Wolfgang¹s many other colleagues and
    friends around the world, and particularly his family, in sadness and
    sympathy.

    Sincerely,
    Barbara Dobbs Mackenzie
    Editor-in-Chief, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

  3.  
    Thomas Kalk
    22. April 2009 | 12:50
     

    Von Roger Flury (Wellington, Neuseeland):

    Although this news was sadly expected, it still comes a great blow to all of us in IAML.
    Wolfgang was a wonderful colleague, friend and a true gentleman. His long experience in his field of expertise, and his depth of knowledge and understanding in IAML, are irreplaceable. So too is his lovely sense of humour and the air of commonsense that he bought to meetings with which I have been involved.
    There are many IAML members who knew him better than I, and I am sure they will speak eloquently at our General Assembly in Amsterdam.
    All I can do is ask you to convey my personal sympathy to his family as well as to our colleagues in the German Branch.

    Roger Flury
    Secretary General
    International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)

  4.  
    Thomas Kalk
    22. April 2009 | 12:53
     

    Von Gert Floor (Heiloo, Niederlande):

    Dear German Friends,
    Dies ist wirklich ein trauriges Bericht!
    Obwohl ich ahnte, es ging Wolfgang nicht gut letztes Jahr,
    man will es nicht glauben, dass er jetzt nicht mehr dabei sein wird.
    Ich kann mich richtig vorstellen, dies ist ein grosses Verlust für Sie!
    Für mich ist die Erinnerung ein warmes, speziell wenn er in Sydney uns als organisierendes Comité aufrief, zu achten auf die kommende Generation von Bibliothekäre die sich mit Musik beschäftigen werden.
    Ich wünsche Ihnen viele gute Erinnerungen an Wolfgang Krueger.

    Gert Floor,
    NVMB (Präsident der niederländischen AIBM-Gruppe)

  5.  
    Thomas Kalk
    22. April 2009 | 12:55
     

    Von Chris Banks (Aberdeen, Großbritannien):

    My thoughts go out to you all at this very sad time. A tragic loss but an inspirational legacy. Wolfgang will always be „alive“ in my memories.

    Chris Banks
    University Librarian / Library & Historic Collections
    University of Aberdeen
    Queen Mother Library

  6.  
    Thomas Kalk
    22. April 2009 | 12:57
     

    Von Pam Thompson (London, Großbritannien):

    I am so very sorry to hear of Wolfgang’s death. He was a wonderful colleague whom I first came to know when we were both members of the IAML Board. His calm and wise counsel, always with the lightest hint of humour, was appreciated by all of us at those meetings. The high point of many IAML conferences was spotting him and Gertraud and knowing that the conversation would extend far beyond mere talk of IAML and music libraries. It was always such a pleasure to see them, to hear about the important progress he was achieving for music libraries and training for them in Germany, but then to talk about France and food and wine and the hazards of life in general.

    Wolfgang did so much for the music library profession, not just in Germany but throughout the whole IAML world. When I was very new to IAML conferences, he persuaded me to be brave enough to give papers at sessions on „Service and Training“, giving me the confidence to speak at the always crowded sessions he was chairing and permitting me the luxury of outrageous titles to lighten the tone of serious and impenetrable topics such as European Union funding. At his last IAML conference in Sydney, he again included in his sessions a group of young speakers new to IAML and to the profession. It was one of the highlights of the week.

    To him I owe so much for what was to follow in my life in IAML. In 1998, when we had the misfortune both to be nominated for the post of President of IAML, he accepted my election with the greatest charm imaginable. To have had (unknowingly) to compete with such a great colleague leaves lasting regret. He would have been an exemplary President.

    Everyone in IAML will miss him terribly. David and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Gertraud. Wolfgang, you will always live in our memories. As you said so often for others, „Ruhe in Frieden“.

    Pam Thompson
    Chief Librarian
    Royal College of Music

  7.  
    Susanne Hein
    22. April 2009 | 19:10
     

    Von Roger Taylor (Großbritannien):

    I am so sorry to learn of this sad news. In my brief period of attendances at IAML conferences, I met Wolfgang as a counter of Presidential votes and always afterwards was greeted warmly even though we had worked very little together. He is one of my warm memories of IAML. Condolences to his family and to the German IAML community.

    Roger Taylor
    Past-President, IAML (UK&Irl)

  8.  
    Susanne Hein
    22. April 2009 | 19:22
     

    Von John Wagstaff (Urbana, IL, Vereinigte Staaten):

    I was so sorry to hear of Wolfgang’s death, and at such a comparatively young age. Wolfgang was a kind friend to me (as I’m sure he was to many others in IAML). When I was Fontes editor he translated many an abstract for the journal, and, as you suggest, his impact on a whole generation of German music librarians has been, and will continue to be, considerable.
    I shall miss him a great deal.
    Thank you for passing on this news, sad though it is. IAML has lost one of its „greats“.

    John Wagstaff
    Music Librarian
    University Library
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  9.  
    Thomas Kalk
    23. April 2009 | 10:07
     

    Von Dominique Hausfater (Paris, Frankreich):

    I was very sad to learn about Wolfgang passing away. It was announced to us on monday, during our national yearly meeting, and all the French members who had encountered him felt very depressed. He was a very kind man, open-minded, extremely cultivated and at the same time very discrete. We are going to miss him a lot. Please, convey my sympathy to all of your colleagues of the German Branch.

    With warmest feelings,
    Dominique Hausfater
    Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris

  10.  
    Thomas Kalk
    23. April 2009 | 10:14
     

    Von Martie Severt (Hilversum, Niederlande):

    For the German Branch, for IAML internationally and especially for his wife, colleagues and friends this is a very sad loss. For many years I didn’t know Wolfgang very well, but I always knew he was one of those members who are important for an asscociation to flourish.

    Herzliche Grüsse,
    Martie Severt
    Präsident
    International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)

  11.  
    Susanne Frintrop
    23. April 2009 | 14:37
     

    Auch wir in München sind sehr betroffen über die Nachricht unseres ehemaligen Lehrers. Unser Mitgefühl gilt Frau Voss-Krueger.

    Susanne Frintrop,
    Irene Milchert,
    Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Bibliothek

  12.  
    Brigitte Geyer
    24. April 2009 | 8:47
     

    Am Mittwoch habe ich die Information zum Tod von Wolfgang Krueger gelesen. Ich bin sehr geschockt und ergriffen. Auch wenn wir alle wußten, wir schwer krank er ist, so habe ich doch gehofft, er fängt sich noch einmal bzw. der Krebs gönnt ihm eine Ruhezeit und er kann dann doch eine Zeit sein Leben gemeinsam mit Gertraud genießen, in Frankreich oder wo auch immer.
    Ich bin so traurig. Als ich Ende der 90iger Jahre meine Arbeit bei AIBM und IAML begann, hat er mich so herzlich unterstützt. Und dass es bei uns in der AIBM eine wirkliche Ost/ West-Harmonie gibt, ist ihm in großem Maße auch zu verdanken.
    Mein Mitgefühl ist bei Gertraud Voss-Krueger.

    Brigitte Geyer
    Leipziger Städtische Bibliotheken
    Musikbibliothek

  13.  
    Almut Boehme
    27. April 2009 | 9:17
     

    Wolfgang Krueger war einer der ersten deutschen IAML Kontakte, die ich von Grossbritannien aus geknuepft habe. Er wird immer in guter Erinnerung bleiben. Durch die Praktikanten, die wir aus Stuttgart bekommen, hat Wolfgang langfristig ein ‚deutsch-schottisches‘ Erbe hinterlassen.
    Mein Mitgefuehl gilt seiner Frau Gertraud Voss-Krueger und dem deutschen IAML Zweig in dieser schwierigen Zeit.
    Almut Boehme,
    National Library of Scotland,
    Edinburgh,
    Grossbritannien

  14.  
    Thomas Kalk
    27. April 2009 | 19:46
     

    Von Liz Hart (London, Großbritannien):

    Dear Friends

    We in the United Kingdom and Ireland Branch were immensely sad to hear this news, and may I on behalf of us all send our sincerest condolences to Wolfgang Krueger’s family and to you his colleagues in the German IAML Branch.

    It was always a great pleasure to meet him at international conferences, and those who worked with him there over the years held him in the highest esteem for his knowledge, energy and engaging personality. His contribution to music librarianship, and particularly to the education of music librarians was inestimable, and he will be greatly missed.

    With sympathy and very best wishes,

    Liz Hart
    President
    International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, United Kingdom & Ireland Branch – IAML(UK & Irl)

  15.  
    28. April 2009 | 10:27
     

    It’s a tragic loss, for all IAMLites.
    During some of the IAML conferences I spent plenty of time with Wolfgang, with the usual mix of work and leisure, serious discussions within jokes and drinks, heavy concepts wrapped in light sentences.
    He was always enthusiast of his – and our – job, always looking at what’s new and always smiling.
    My warmest regards to his wife.

    Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi
    Ufficio Ricerca Fondi Musicali
    Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Milano
    Italy

  16.  
    Martin Prescher
    2. Mai 2009 | 15:36
     

    Die Nachricht vom frühen Tod Prof. Wolfgang Krügers hat mich erschüttert. Ohne zu übertreiben glaube ich feststellen zu können, dass er unseren Berufsstand geprägt hat wie kein zweiter. Mit seinem ausdauernden Einsatz ist ermöglichte er manche existenznotwendige Weichenstellung – Geselligkeit und Humor kamen dabei nicht zu kurz.

    In dankbarer Erinnerung an ihn und tiefem Mitgefühl für Gertrud Voss-Krüger

    Martin Prescher, Musikbibliothek der Stadtbücherei Frankfurt am Main

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