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Mimi Tashiro

(b Denver, CO, Aug 26, 1931). American music librarian, editor, and publisher. Daughter of composer Burrill Phillips and Alberta Phillips, and wife of composer Robert Basart, she was raised by her maternal grandparents who named her Ann Todd Mayfield. As Ann E. Todd, she was a child actress featured in more than twenty films such as ...

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Richard Griscom

(b Lorain, OH, Mar 22, 1954). American music librarian, theorist, and editor. She received her undergraduate degree in music theory from Ohio University (BM 1976). While completing studies in music theory at Northwestern University (PhD 1985), she joined the staff of the Northwestern University Music Library (...

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John Warrack and James Deaville

(b Altona, Feb 24, 1799; d Berlin, April 12, 1858). German, editor, teacher and librarian. The son of a banker, he learnt the cello as a boy and then studied law in Leipzig with the intention of entering the diplomatic service; he also took music lessons with J.A. Dröbs. Moving to Berlin in ...

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Gudrun Becker-Weidmann

(b Münster, April 21, 1828; d Berlin, May 24, 1878). German music librarian and editor. After attending the Paulinum Gymnasium in Münster, he was enrolled at the faculty of philosophy at Münster University but in 1851 took up the study of music theory and notation under Siegfried Dehn in Berlin. For a few months in ...

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Paula Morgan and Jim Farrington

(b New Rochelle, NY, Dec 16, 1916; d Castine, ME, April 10, 2012). American discographer, editor, and writer on music. A self-taught musician, he studied psychology at Yale University (BA 1939) and Columbia University (1939–40). He held a wide variety of positions, including classical music program annotator for NBC (...

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Deborah Campana

(b Detroit, MI, June 22, 1909; d Trenton, MI, Dec 25, 1992). American librarian and publisher. She received a degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College (BS 1935). She was founder and editor-in-chief of Information Coordinators, Inc., best known as the publisher of ...

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Ruthann B. McTyre

(b Cologne, Germany, Feb 1, 1937). American music librarian, musicologist, and editor of German birth. Ochs immigrated to the U.S. in September 1939. He graduated from City College of New York (BA 1958), then earned degrees at Columbia University (MS in library service, ...

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Leonard Burkat and Jim Farrington

(b Salem, IL, May 13, 1913; d Burlington, MA, June 7, 1998). American discographer and publisher. He attended the University of Louisville (BA 1935) and did graduate work at Boston University (1937) and Harvard University (1937–9); he studied organ privately with E. Power Biggs. He was a critic for the ...

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Jon Newsom and H. Wiley Hitchcock

(b Lafayette [now part of Jersey City], NJ, Oct 6, 1873; d New York, Oct 30, 1928). American musicologist, librarian, editor and composer. As a boy he was sent to Germany to study; he was a piano pupil of James Kwast (1883–93...