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R. Wallace

(b Kilberry, Argyll, Jan 18, 1877; d London, April 24, 1963). Scottish music editor. He was the third son of John Campbell 10th of Kilberry and was educated at Harrow and Pembroke College, Cambridge. After leaving university, he entered the Indian Civil Service. He was appointed a judge of the High Court in ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Eşfahān, Oct 11, 1908; d Francestown, NH, Sept 5, 1992). American musicologist and editor of Armenian origin. After taking a diploma at the American College in Tehran in 1927, he studied the violin and composition in Paris and New York, and became a composition student of Malipiero. He studied musicology at Harvard, where he took the MA in ...

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Israel J. Katz

(b Turgutlu, Turkey, Dec 23, 1896; d Aubervilliers, nr Paris, Oct 7, 1975). Italian composer, ethnomusicologist and music publisher. After education at the Alliance Israélite Universelle in Turgutlu, from 1907 he attended the school of the Société Musicale Israélite in Izmir, studying composition with Shemtov Shikayar and cantorial music with Isaac Algazi. He won a scholarship to Milan Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Zavaldi and Pozzoli (theory and solfège), Gatti (orchestration), Zampieri (history), Bossi (composition) and Andreoli (piano) (...

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Moira Goff

(b Sittingbourne, Kent, bap. April 2, 1688; d London, Sept 18, 1744). English dramatist, librettist and editor. He first wrote for the stage in 1708, when his play The Persian Princess was performed at the Drury Lane Theatre. His early work included translating plays by Sophocles and Aristophanes as well as writing articles for newspapers. By ...

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Owain Edwards and Ian Woodfield

(b London, 1758–9; d Paris, Oct 1817). English army officer, composer, author and music publisher. He joined the Bengal Army at 19 and sailed for India in 1778. After 20 years on active service there his career as an officer came to a sudden end. He was a captain in the 17th N. India Regiment when he was suspended for having written a letter, signed ‘Mentor’, published in the Calcutta ...