Brown, Malcolm Hamrick
- Paula Morgan
(b Carrollton, GA, Nov 9, 1929). American musicologist. He graduated from Converse College in South Carolina (BMus 1951) and took graduate degrees at the University of Michigan (MMus 1956) and Florida State University (PhD 1967). He began his teaching career as assistant professor of piano at Mount Union College, Ohio, in 1956. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1962, where he was appointed professor of music in 1976; he became professor emeritus in 1994.
Brown has studied Russian music and musical life of the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular interest in Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich. From 1987 to 1992 he aided in negotiations for the exchanges of composers, musicologists, music theorists and ethnomusicologists between the USA and the USSR. He is founding editor and general editor of Russian Music Studies, the only series in any language or country exclusively devoted to the scholarly study of Russian music; he was also Russian area editor for RILM (...