Norbert Rubey

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Norbert Rubey (* 1955 in Vienna) is an Austrian musicologist who works as a librarian at the Vienna Library in the City Hall.


Rubey works as a librarian and music editor as well as an expert in researching the history of Viennese upscale light music and the Strauss dynasty at the Vienna Library in the City Hall and at the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research. Rubey produced numerous publications on Strauss topics, Viennese dance music and Viennese operetta and gave lectures, courses and talks in Austria and abroad.

He is project manager of the catalogues of Strauss works, the Strauss Elementary Catalogue (SEV) and the Strauss Alliance Catalogue (SAV). In addition, Rubey is also the edition director of Doblinger’s Johann Strauss Complete Edition in collaboration with the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research. He has curated various exhibitions.


  • 2006 German Music Edition Prize for the critical edition of Die lustige Witwe (Franz Lehár), score and part material.
  • 2016 Award of the professional title “Professor” at the request of Senate President Eduard Strauss[1]

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Individual references

  1. “Professional title of professor for Antal Barnás and Norbert Rubey 21.11.2016”