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Jane Gottlieb

(b Buffalo, NY, 29 March, 1954). American music librarian and musicologist. He studied music and library science at the State University of New York at Buffalo (BA 1978, MLS 1980) and musicology at Cornell University (MA 1993). Prior to becoming Head of the Theodore M. Finney Music Library at the University of Pittsburgh, Cassaro worked at the University of Buffalo (...

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Paula Morgan

(b Jacksonville, IL, June 3, 1925). American music librarian and bibliographer. He attended Northern Colorado University, where he studied theory and composition, taking the BA in 1949 and MA in 1950. In 1953 he graduated from the library school of the University of Denver with the MALS. From ...

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James P. Cassaro

(b Detroit, MI, Jan 30, 1939; d Ithaca, NY, March 8, 2005). American musicologist and music librarian. She attended the University of Chicago (BA 1961, MLS 1965), and studied at King’s College, University of London on a Fulbright-Hays research fellowship (1965–7...

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Paula Morgan and Mark McKnight

(b Bridgeport, IL, Aug 23, 1910; d Chapel Hill, NC, May 13, 1996). American music librarian. She studied English at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, and the University of Wisconsin (BA 1932), where she also received a certificate in library science. From 1936 to 1940...

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(b Milwaukee, WI, April 3, 1949). American music librarian and ethnomusicologist. She studied music at Lawrence University (BM 1971) and ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois, (MMus 1979, PhD 1991). She has held several positions at Harvard University: keeper of the Isham Memorial Library (...

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Lyudmila Kovnatskaya

(b Mishelevka, Irkutsk region, Dec 12, 1921). Russian musicologist and archivist. She enrolled in the Oriental department of the Faculty of Philology at the University of Leningrad specializing in the ethnology of Central Asia, but her studies there were interrupted by World War II, during which time she saw active service in military hospitals. Graduating in ...

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Ryan Raul Bañagale

(b Newton, MA, Dec 13, 1903; d Stone Ridge, NY, May 1, 1988). American music critic and discographer. After a brief stint at Harvard University (1922), Darrell studied composition at the New England Conservatory (1923–6). With Axel B. Johnson, he co-founded the Boston-based ...

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Deborah Campana

(b Louisville, KY, June 9, 1935; d Boston, MA, Oct 11, 2012). American music librarian. She studied music at Wellesley College (AB 1957), library science at Simmons College (MS 1962), and with Gustave Reese at Harvard University (1962). In her 42-year academic career, Davidson held positions as music specialist at the Brookline Public Library (...

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John Bergsagel

(b Örebro, March 4, 1913). Swedish musicologist, bibliographer and librarian. After working as an organist in Örebro (1931–9) he studied musicology with Moberg, art history and the history of science at Uppsala University (1939–43), and held appointments as assistant librarian (...

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Digby Fairweather, Howard Rye and Barry Kernfeld

(b Wivelsfield, nr Haywards Heath, England, March 20, 1927). English multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and discographer. He learned piano briefly as a child, took up drums in school and guitar during army service in Austria (1945–8), and played banjo in a quartet before working with Mick Mulligan from ...

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John Warrack and James Deaville

(b Altona, Feb 24, 1799; d Berlin, April 12, 1858). German, editor, teacher and librarian. The son of a banker, he learnt the cello as a boy and then studied law in Leipzig with the intention of entering the diplomatic service; he also took music lessons with J.A. Dröbs. Moving to Berlin in ...

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Gaynor G. Jones and Bernd Wiechert

(b Danzig [now Gdańsk], Feb 9, 1828; d Treysa, nr Marburg an der Lahn, Feb 18, 1905). German music historian and librarian. He intended to follow a career in theology, but changed to music (1851), studying composition in Leipzig with J.C. Lobe and E.F. Richter and taking organ lessons. He taught music in Leipzig before moving to Hamburg in ...

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Gaynor G. Jones and Sanna Pederson

(b Waldenburg, Saxony, Jan 24, 1821; d Leipzig, Jan 22, 1905). German music librarian and writer on music. He received his first musical training from the Waldenburg organist J.A. Trube. At the age of 14 he moved to Leipzig, where he studied with G.W. Fink, C.G. Müller, K. Kloss and later Mendelssohn and Schumann. He soon established himself in Leipzig as a piano and theory teacher. At Schumann’s invitation, he took a position with Breitkopf & Härtel in ...

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Philip Brett

(b Boston, MA, Sept 21, 1913; d Berkeley, CA, July 1, 1985). American musicologist and librarian. He took the AB at the University of California, Berkeley, and the MA (1937) and the EdD (1944) at Columbia University. After teaching for a time he returned to Berkeley, taking a degree in librarianship in ...

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Ora Frishberg Saloman

(b Boston, May 13, 1813; d Boston, Sept 5, 1893). American writer on music. A graduate of Harvard College (1832) and Harvard Divinity School (1836), Dwight manifested an early affinity with the German idealist tradition in his annotated translations of poetry by Goethe and Schiller. As a leading contributor to the Associationist ...

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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht and Jutta Pumpe

(b Plau, Mecklenburg, May 18, 1924). German music librarian. He studied at the Musikhochschule in Rostock and musicology with Gerstenberg at Rostock University (1946–8). He continued his musicological studies with Gerstenberg at the Free University of Berlin, with German philology and art history as subsidiary subjects, and he took the doctorate at Berlin in ...

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(b Milwaukee, WI, Nov 30, 1916). American music librarian and musicologist. She graduated from the University of Chicago (BA 1937), then took courses in library science at the University of Illinois (BS 1939, MA 1943). She was art and music cataloguer at the University of Illinois (...

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Gudrun Becker-Weidmann

(b Münster, April 21, 1828; d Berlin, May 24, 1878). German music librarian and editor. After attending the Paulinum Gymnasium in Münster, he was enrolled at the faculty of philosophy at Münster University but in 1851 took up the study of music theory and notation under Siegfried Dehn in Berlin. For a few months in ...

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Christiane Spieth-Weissenbacher and Jean Gribenski

(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, ...

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Colette Simonot

(b Columbus, OH, Sept 7, 1956). American Singer, pianist, and music archivist. He has been one of the premier interpreters of American standards. More than an entertainer, he has been dedicated to preserving the repertoire of the great American songbook. Feinstein first studied piano at the age of five but soon quit his lessons, preferring to play by ear. As a teenager he performed at weddings and parties in Columbus, Ohio, and after high school he played in local piano bars. In ...