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Allorto, Riccardo  

Carolyn Gianturco and Teresa M. Gialdroni

(b Mosso Santa Maria, nr Biella, Jan 31, 1921). Italian musicologist. He took diplomas in piano at the Parma Conservatory (1942) and in choral music at the Turin Conservatory (1948), and studied music history with Della Corte at Turin University, where he took an arts degree (1946). He subsequently taught music history in the conservatories of Bolzano (1950–51), Parma (1951–5) and Milan (1954–88); he has edited the journals Almanacco musicale italiano (1954–5), Ricordiana (1955–7) and Musica d’oggi (1958–63) and has been vice-director of Enciclopedia della musica Ricordi (1960–64). He has been a consulting editor for Ricordi since 1964. Music education is one of his major interests: he became director of the series Manuali di Didattica Musicale and Canti nel Mondo (Ricordi) in 1965, and editor of Educazione musicale...

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Dapogny, James  

Daniel Zager

revised by Barry Kernfeld

(Elliot)[Jim]

(b Berwyn, IL, Sept 3, 1940; d Ann Arbor, MI, March 6, 2019). American editor, writer, teacher, leader, and pianist. He studied composition at the University of Illinois (BMus 1962, MMus 1963, DMA 1971) and from 1966 taught at the University of Michigan. In his work as an editor and writer he devoted particular attention to the music of Jelly Roll Morton; his book Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton: the Collected Piano Music (1982) offers a comprehensive edition of transcriptions of a jazz musician’s work and includes biographical material and analysis. He also wrote entries on major jazz musicians for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London, 1980). As a pianist Dapogny performed widely in concert and on radio and television, and he recorded as the leader of the Chicago Jazz Band, in a duo with Butch Thompson, and with the State Street Aces, the Mysterious Babies, and Sippie Wallace. His Chicago Jazz Band, founded in ...

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Farrenc, (Jacques Hippolyte) Aristide  

Bea Friedland

Member of Farrenc family

(b Marseilles, April 9, 1794; d Paris, Jan 31, 1865). French music publisher, flautist, bibliophile and scholar. Determined on a career in music despite his family’s tradition in commerce, he arrived in Paris in 1815; soon an appointment as second flautist at the Théâtre Italien propelled him directly into Parisian musical life. When the Conservatoire was reorganized in the following year, he undertook further studies on the flute and began to learn the oboe. By the early 1820s he had established himself as a teacher and begun to compose flute music, some of which – a book of sonatas and a concerto, among other works – he issued from his own newly formed publishing concern. In 1821 he married Louise Dumont (see §(2) below). He remained active as a publisher during the 1830s, specializing in editions of Hummel and Beethoven. His firm also brought out his wife’s first piano works....

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Lawrence, Vera Brodsky  

H. Wiley Hitchcock

revised by Katherine K. Preston

(b Norfolk, VA, July 1, 1909, d New York, Sept 18, 1996). American pianist, editor, and music historian. She studied piano (with Josef and Rosina Lhévinne) and theory at the Juilliard School (1928–30). She pursued a career as a concert pianist (1930–64), performed in a duo (with Harold Triggs, 1932–6) that championed young American composers, and served as a staff pianist for CBS radio (1939–46). She abruptly gave up performance upon her husband’s death (1964) and embarked on a second career as a scholar. Lawrence was administrator of publications for the Contemporary Music Project (1967–70) and compiled and edited a three-volume catalogue (1968; 2/1969) of the CMP Library (c 500 works). She also edited notable facsimile publications of the piano compositions of Louis Gottschalk and Scott Joplin, as well as the complete run of Arthur Farwell’s Wa-Wan Press. Her book on music and American politics during the 18th and 19th centuries (...