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date: 22 August 2019

Brogue (Henning), Roslynlocked

  • Mark DeVoto


(b Chicago, Feb 16, 1919; d Beverly, MA, Aug 1981). American composer and harpsichordist. She studied at Drake University, the University of Chicago (BA 1937) and Radcliffe College (MA 1943, PhD 1947), where her teachers included Piston. Among her teaching appointments were positions at the Harvard Summer School (1951–61), Boston University (1959–60) and Tufts University (1962–75); she also taught privately. Earle Brown was her best-known pupil. A versatile performer, she played the piano, organ, violin and viola proficiently and also sang and conducted. Active in harpsichord building and restoration, she worked in the studio of Frank Hubbard and William Dowd for one year. Her other interests included classical paleography, poetry, sculpture, ceramics and photography.

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