- Christiane Spieth-Weissenbacher
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(b nr Chernigov, 5/Aug 18, 1901; d Paris, April 9, 1979). French librarian and musicologist of Russian birth. The son of Michael Fédorov, a politician in the Tsarist regime, he studied in Rostov-na-Donu (1918–19), in Paris (the Sorbonne, 1921–32, and the Conservatoire, 1921–30) and then in Germany (1923–4). He studied the piano with Vasily Zavodsky (1922–6), counterpoint and fugue with André Gédalge (1924–6), composition with Paul Vidal (1923–30) and musicology with André Pirro (1927–33). He was librarian of the Sorbonne Library (1933–9), of the music department of the Bibliothèque Nationale (1946–66) and of the Paris Conservatoire Library (1958–64). In 1951 he founded the IAML, becoming its vice-president (1955–62), president (1962–5) and honorary president (until his death) and editing its journal Fontes artis musicae (...