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Gabriel Banciu and Cristina Şuteu

Romanian music aesthetician and musicologist. He is considered the founder of musical aesthetics in Romania. Ştefan Angi studied at Cluj-Napoca Conservatory (1953–8) where his teachers included Márkos Albert (music theory), Jodál Gabor (harmony), Max Eisikovits (counterpoint), Jagamas János (forms), Földes László (aesthetics), Lakatos István and Benkő András (music history), Zsurka Péter (violin), Ana Voileanu-Nicoară (chamber music), Antonin Ciolan (orchestral ensemble), and Szenik Ilona (folklore). He then studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University (...

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Cristina Şuteu

Romanian musicologist and music aesthetician. He studied at Cluj-Napoca Conservatory (1976–81) where he joined the academic staff (in 1996), earned a doctorate on music aesthetics (1999), was pro-rector (2008–12), and became president of the Senate in 2012.

Owing to his multiple interests Banciu has been recognized as a member of several professional music associations (starting in ...

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E. Bradley Strauchen-Scherer

(b New York, NY, 17 March 1922; d London, England, 12 Sept 1990). American ethnomusicologist and curator. Although born and reared in the Bronx, Jenkins portrayed herself as having been brought up in rural Arkansas surrounded by Ozark folk music. As a teenager, she learnt an extensive repertoire of folksongs and became active in American folk music circles. Like many folksingers of the era, Jenkins espoused socialism. She studied anthropology and musicology in Missouri but her support of trade unions and civil rights attracted the scrutiny of the FBI....

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Vincent J. Novara

(b Dover, NH, 21 Dec 1930; d Durham, NH, 26 Jan 2008). American musicologist, author, and editor. She studied music at the University of New Hampshire (BM 1952) and low brass performance at the University of Illinois (MM 1953), where she later obtained an MLS (...

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Mattias Lundberg

(b Ludvika, June 14, 1911; d Stockholm, Feb 7, 1979). Swedish musicologist and music librarian. She studied humanities at Stockholm College (BA in Musicology, 1937) and Uppsala University (Licentiate thesis, 1958; PhD, 1972). She was associate professor at the University of Uppsala from ...

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Barbara L. Tischler

(b Louisville, KY, Oct 20, 1877; d Louisville, KY, Feb 24, 1919). American composer and folksong collector. She had no formal training as a composer. At the suggestion of May Stone of the Hindman Settlement School in Knott County (Kentucky), she spent the summer of ...

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Alexey Kossykh and Ilya Tëmkin

(b Soldatsko-Stepnoye, Feb 26, 1943; d Veliky Novgorod, Oct 10, 2010). Russian musical archaeologist, restorer, luthier, musician, and artist. Povetkin attended the School of Visual Arts in Kursk and then transferred to and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Leningrad. After service in the navy, he settled in ...

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Ivan Čavlović

(b Šibenik, Oct 11, 1907; d Sarajevo, Jan 1, 1979). Bosnian-Herzegovinian composer and music theorist, of Croatian origin. Prebanda studied at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and graduated from the Department for Solo-Singing in the class of Lav Vrbanić. He also studied composition with ...

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John Koegel

(b Arroyo Hondo, NM, Aug 14, 1900; d Menlo Park, CA, Nov 8, 1993). American folklorist and linguist. Born in a village near Taos to a Hispano (Spanish-speaking New Mexican) family that raised sheep and cattle, Rael attended Saint Michael’s College (Santa Fe) and the Christian Brothers’ College (St. Louis). He earned the BA (St. Mary’s College, Oakland, CA, ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Minneapolis, July 30, 1916; d Palo Alto, CA, Sept 2, 2011). American musicologist and composer. He took the MA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1939 and the PhD in 1947 with Bukofzer; his other professors included Schoenberg, Bloch and Frederick Jacobi. He taught at Berkeley from ...