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date: 22 September 2019

Dittmer, Luther A(lbert)locked

  • Paula Morgan


(b Brooklyn, NY, April 8, 1927). American musicologist of Swiss descent. He took the AB in 1947 and the AM at Columbia University in 1949; he also took courses at the Juilliard School of Music and under Kinkeldey at Harvard. In 1949 he began studies at the University of Basle, where he was taught by Handschin (musicology), Wilhelm Altwegg (Germanic studies) and Albert Bruckner (Latin palaeography); he received the doctorate at Basle in 1952 with a dissertation on the Worcester Fragments. He taught at Wagner College (1953–4), Adelphi University (1954–9) and the Manhattan School of Music (1957–9). In 1957 he joined the faculty of CUNY and from 1976 to 1994 he taught at the music department at the University of Ottawa; he also taught at the University of Vienna, 1996–7. He is director of the Institute of Mediaeval Music, which he founded in ...

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