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date: 20 January 2020

Baud-Bovy, Samuellocked

  • Lucy Durán


(b Geneva, Nov 27, 1906; d Geneva, Nov 2, 1986). Swiss musicologist and conductor. In Geneva he took an arts degree at the university and was a violin pupil of Fernand Closset at the conservatory. He then studied conducting with Nilius and music history with Adler in Vienna (1926–7), composition with Dukas and musicology with Pirro in Paris (1928–9) and conducting with Weingartner at Basle and Scherchen at Geneva; in 1936 he took the doctorat ès lettres at Geneva University.

After a visit to Greece (1929–31), where he studied sacred music and folksong, he returned to Geneva Conservatoire as orchestral instructor (1933–73) and conductor (1942–73), also serving as co-principal (1947), principal (1957) and honorary principal (1970). Concurrently at the university he was director of studies (1931), assistant professor (1942...

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