- Henry Burnett
(b St Petersburg, March 26, 1906; d New York, Dec 31, 1983). American musicologist, violinist and conductor, of Russian birth. He studied musicology with Schering, Wolf and Sachs at the University of Berlin (1930–36) and completed his studies at Columbia University with Paul Henry Lang. In 1950 he was awarded the doctorate for his dissertation on French instrumental music between the revolutions. He studied the violin with Flesch in Berlin (1922–5), continuing with Jacques Thibaud and Lucien Capet in Paris (1925–6). At the age of 14 he made his violin concert début in Hanover with his father, the pianist Joseph Schwarz; he was first heard in London in 1931. After performing throughout Europe he settled in the USA in 1936. He was leader of the Indianapolis SO (1937–8) and a member of the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Toscanini (1938–9...