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Malcolm Turner

(b Ghent, Jan 23, 1868; d Ghent, Nov 14, 1935). Belgian musicologist and librarian. As a university student at Ghent, Bergmans attended piano and violin classes at Ghent Conservatory and had private lessons in music theory from Hendrik Waelput. In 1885, while still at university, he began to write music criticism for ...

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Katharine Ellis

(b Paris, May 15, 1797; d Paris, March 22, 1850). French music historian and librarian. He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique, thereafter receiving a degree in law. However, being of independent means, he was able to devote himself to music. An amateur cellist, he received compositional and theoretical training in music from Desvignes, Cherubini and Reicha, as a result of which he composed several pieces (none of which was published), including two string quartets, a Passion, a ballet, several masses, and an ...

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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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Gaynor G. Jones and Bernd Wiechert

(b Danzig [now Gdańsk], Feb 9, 1828; d Treysa, nr Marburg an der Lahn, Feb 18, 1905). German music historian and librarian. He intended to follow a career in theology, but changed to music (1851), studying composition in Leipzig with J.C. Lobe and E.F. Richter and taking organ lessons. He taught music in Leipzig before moving to Hamburg in ...

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Gaynor G. Jones and Sanna Pederson

(b Waldenburg, Saxony, Jan 24, 1821; d Leipzig, Jan 22, 1905). German music librarian and writer on music. He received his first musical training from the Waldenburg organist J.A. Trube. At the age of 14 he moved to Leipzig, where he studied with G.W. Fink, C.G. Müller, K. Kloss and later Mendelssohn and Schumann. He soon established himself in Leipzig as a piano and theory teacher. At Schumann’s invitation, he took a position with Breitkopf & Härtel in ...

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Ora Frishberg Saloman

(b Boston, May 13, 1813; d Boston, Sept 5, 1893). American writer on music. A graduate of Harvard College (1832) and Harvard Divinity School (1836), Dwight manifested an early affinity with the German idealist tradition in his annotated translations of poetry by Goethe and Schiller. As a leading contributor to the Associationist ...

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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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Dennis Libby and John Rosselli

(b San Giorgio Morgeto, Calabria, Oct 12, 1800; d Naples, Dec 18, 1888). Italian librarian, musicologist, teacher and composer. The varied activities of his career were dominated by a single theme: the preservation and glorification of the Neapolitan musical tradition. At 12 (or 15) he entered the Naples Conservatory, where he was a fellow student of Bellini, who became his closest friend and the object of his intense devotion. He was made archivist-librarian there in ...

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Deane L. Root

(b Indianapolis, IN, Aug 6, 1906; d Oakmont, PA, March 13, 2006). American archivist and music historian. He received a degree in English from Harvard University. In 1931 he became first curator of the collection of Fosteriana compiled by the pharmaceutical manufacturer Josiah Kirby Lilly, and he continued in the post after Lilly presented the holdings in ...

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Donald Jay Grout and Mary Wallace Davidson

(b New York, NY, Nov 27, 1878; d Orange, NJ, Sept 19, 1966). American musicologist, teacher, and librarian. He studied at the College of the City of New York (AB 1898), English and philosophy at the New York University (MA 1900), and music with ...

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Alec Hyatt King

( b Berlin, July 27, 1892). American musicologist and librarian of German birth . She studied musicology at Berlin under Kretzschmar, Riemann and Johannes Wolf, and obtained the PhD in 1916. She had a varied and distinguished career as a scholar, music librarian and critic. From ...

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(b Paris, April 24, 1828; d Paris, 23/Feb 24, 1899). French librettist, writer on music and librarian. His real name was Truinet, of which ‘Nuitter’ is an anagram. He studied law and by 1849 was practising in Paris. In the 1850s he began writing librettos in his spare time. His first performed work, a vaudeville entitled ...

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Mary Wallace Davidson

(b Seymour, CT, March 10, 1884; d New Haven, CT, Oct 31, 1979). American music librarian and bibliographer. She learned the profession through work experience, first in public libraries in Connecticut (1905–8), then at McGill University Library (1908–11), and as a cataloger for a private library (...

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Alec Hyatt King

(b London, April 2, 1894; d London, Oct 7, 1969). English librarian and bibliographer . He read Greats at Oxford and entered the British Museum in 1920 as an assistant keeper in the Department of Printed Books, working there until his retirement in 1959...

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(b Berea, OH, Aug 31, 1878; d Akron, OH, July 20, 1950). American organist, conductor, scholar and librarian. His father Karl H. Riemenschneider, president from 1893 to 1908 of the Methodist Episcopal Deutsches Wallace Kollegium in Berea, first taught him music, and he was a piano, organ and theory pupil of James H. Rogers of Cleveland (...

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Anthony Hicks

(b London, July 22, 1881; d Bromley, Kent, Nov 20, 1972). English musical librarian and bibliographer. His early education at Woolwich High School was supplemented with private violin and piano lessons. In 1898 he entered the Civil Service, serving first in the Inland Revenue and later in the Scottish Education Office. On ...

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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...

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Alec Hyatt King

(b London, Oct 16, 1855; d London, Jan 13, 1927). English musicologist and librarian. Educated privately and in Frankfurt, Squire entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1875 to read history and graduated with third-class honours in 1879. He entered a firm of solicitors but soon his interest in music, stimulated at Cambridge by his close friendship with Stanford, led him away from the law; his first musical writings were as a contributor to the early parts of the first edition of ...

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M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet

(b Oudenaarde, Dec 3, 1826; d Oudenaarde, Nov 25, 1895). Belgian musicologist, critic and librarian . After studying classics in Aalst and philosophy at the University of Ghent, he returned to Oudenaarde, where he directed several opera performances and began his research into local archives. In ...