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date: 25 February 2020

Davidsson, Åkelocked

  • John Bergsagel


(b Örebro, March 4, 1913). Swedish musicologist, bibliographer and librarian. After working as an organist in Örebro (1931–9) he studied musicology with Moberg, art history and the history of science at Uppsala University (1939–43), and held appointments as assistant librarian (1946) and head of the music department (1957) at Uppsala University Library. He took the doctorate at Uppsala in 1957 with a dissertation on music printing in Sweden before 1750 and was a lecturer in musicology from 1957 to 1962 while continuing his work as librarian; subsequently he was appointed senior lecturer in library science (1963) and keeper of manuscripts (including music) at the university library (1965–78). Davidsson has published several extremely useful bibliographical works, especially the long-awaited completion of Mitjana’s splendid catalogue (begun 40 years before) of the rich collection of music printed before 1700...

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Fontes artis musicae
Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning