- Christiane Spieth-Weissenbacher
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(b Angoulême, Feb 2, 1907; d Paris, May 2, 1990). French librarian and musicologist. She studied arts subjects at the Sorbonne (1926–32) where she was a student of Pirro and took a degree in 1930. Then she studied singing at the Conservatoire (1932–6) in Claire Croiza's class. She obtained the Diplôme de l'Institut d'Art et d'Archéologie in 1944, the Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (1946, prepared at the University of Strasbourg under the direction of Rokseth), and a diploma in Serbo-Croat, after studying at the Ecole des Langues Orientales (1947–9). She became a keeper in the music department of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, in 1945. As a musicologist she was interested in Italy and France during the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, and published many valuable articles in specialist journals as well as in the major music dictionaries and encyclopedias. From 1969 to 1971...