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date: 20 September 2019

Citron, Pierrelocked

  • Christiane Spieth-Weissenbacher

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(b Paris, April 19, 1919; d 2010). French musicologist. He studied at the Sorbonne (1936–9, licence ès lettres 1938, agrégation 1946, doctorat ès lettres 1961). Most of his career has been devoted to teaching, in secondary education (1942–57) and then in higher education, in the faculty of arts at Clermont-Ferrand (1963–9) and at the Sorbonne (1969) and the New Sorbonne, Paris III (1970–83); he was also chargé de recherche at the CNRS (1957–60) and director of studies at the Institut Français in London (1960–63).

Citron's work involves literature as much as musicology, and deals mainly with the 19th and 20th centuries (e.g. La poésie de Paris dans la littérature française de Rousseau à Baudelaire (Paris, 1961), the subject of his doctoral dissertation). In addition to the works of Balzac, Mallarmé and Giono he has edited Berlioz's ...

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