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Richard Griscom

(b Sheboygan, WI, June 29, 1943). American music librarian, educator, and developer of music technology. Fenske received degrees in music education (BME 1965) and musicology (PhD 1973, with minor in library science) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While in graduate school at Wisconsin, he began his work in music libraries (...

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Deborah Campana

(b Kansas City, MO, May 8, 1941). American music librarian. He studied music theory at Baylor University (BM 1962) as well as musicology (MA 1964) and library science (MLS 1975) at the University of Iowa. Fling spent his entire academic career at the Cook Music Library, Indiana University, beginning as Reference Librarian (...

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Dennis Libby and John Rosselli

(b San Giorgio Morgeto, Calabria, Oct 12, 1800; d Naples, Dec 18, 1888). Italian librarian, musicologist, teacher and composer. The varied activities of his career were dominated by a single theme: the preservation and glorification of the Neapolitan musical tradition. At 12 (or 15) he entered the Naples Conservatory, where he was a fellow student of Bellini, who became his closest friend and the object of his intense devotion. He was made archivist-librarian there in ...

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(b Padua, Jan 10, 1653; d Modena, Nov 30, 1732). Italian librettist, poet, architect and librarian. From 1691 to 1720 he was a curator of the public library at Padua, where he was a member and principe of the Accademia dei Ricovrati. Family quarrels drove him to spend the rest of his life in Modena. Buildings designed by him were erected or started in Padua, Vicenza, Stra and Modena from ...

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Paula Morgan and Mary Wallace Davidson

(b Queens, NY, Feb 27, 1925; d Dallas, TX, March 7, 1984). American music librarian and educator. After graduating from Queens College, CUNY (BA 1950), and Columbia University (MS 1953), he joined the faculty of Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, CUNY, in ...

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Beatriz Martínez del Fresno

(b Madrid, Dec 20, 1886; d Madrid, Dec 22, 1973). Spanish composer, librarian, critic and musicologist. He studied with his father and Antonio Santamaría, and from 1899 at the Madrid Conservatory with Andrés Monge, Manuel Fernández Grajal, Pedro Fontanilla, Felipe Pedrell and Emilio Serrano. Gómez won first prizes in harmony (...

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Bonna Boettcher

(b New York, Dec 8, 1954). American music librarian. She holds the BA in music from SUNY Binghamton (1976) and the MSLS from Columbia University (1978). She was named the vice president for library and information resources at the Juilliard School in ...

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Deborah Campana

(b Chattanooga, TN, Sept 14, 1956). American music librarian. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (BM 1978) and studied musicology (with a minor in percussion) as well as library science at Indiana University (MM, MLS 1981). He served as Music Cataloger and Recorded Sound Services Librarian (...

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Paula Morgan and Jim Farrington

(b New Rochelle, NY, Dec 16, 1916; d Castine, ME, April 10, 2012). American discographer, editor, and writer on music. A self-taught musician, he studied psychology at Yale University (BA 1939) and Columbia University (1939–40). He held a wide variety of positions, including classical music program annotator for NBC (...

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Mark McKnight

(b Little Rock, AR, Aug 30, 1909; d Fort Worth, TX, Aug 12, 2002). American music librarian. She studied mathematics and piano performance at Texas Christian University (BA, BM 1930) and library science at the University of Illinois (BS 1933). In the summer of ...

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Alec Hyatt King

(b Chicago, Sept 25, 1901; d Naples, FL, Feb 7, 1961). American librarian and musicologist. His early training was in Egyptology and psychology. In 1929 he went to Cornell for further study in psychology, but came under the influence of Otto Kinkeldey who had just become professor of musicology there. What had been Hill’s recreation and private study was soon transformed into the vocation to which he became dedicated. In ...

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Deane L. Root

(b Indianapolis, IN, Aug 6, 1906; d Oakmont, PA, March 13, 2006). American archivist and music historian. He received a degree in English from Harvard University. In 1931 he became first curator of the collection of Fosteriana compiled by the pharmaceutical manufacturer Josiah Kirby Lilly, and he continued in the post after Lilly presented the holdings in ...

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Eleanor Selfridge-Field

(b Plymouth, MA, June 3, 1952). American musicologist and librarian. From 1979 through 1998 he held various positions at Harvard University, including Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library, Richard F. French Music Librarian, and Senior Lecturer in Music. He holds the MA (...

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Sarah Fuller

(b 1163; d Jan 27, 1225). French chronicler of St Martial of Limoges and monk. Received as a boy scholar at St Martial in 1177, Itier held a succession of important offices, culminating in appointments as librarian (1204) and precentor (by ...

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Paula Morgan

(b New Orleans, Feb 15, 1936). American music librarian and musicologist. He studied the organ at Loyola University (BM 1958), musicology at Tulane University (MA 1962), and library science at Pratt Institute (MSLS 1968). After holding positions at the New Orleans Public Library (...

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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht

(b Cologne-Lindenthal, Jan 1, 1897; d June 26, 1981). German librarian and musicologist. He studied musicology (with Schiedermair), history, German philology and ethnology at Bonn University (1914–17, 1919–24), taking the doctorate in 1924 with a study of the Jena song manuscript; he passed the state philological examination in ...

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(b Aug 1927; d Copenhagen, Aug 24, 1981). Danish discographer. As a member of the staff of Orkester journalen from 1953 to 1965 he wrote a regular column and compiled discographies of such musicians as Clifford Brown, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, Benny Carter, and Cecil Taylor; in all he contributed more than 100 discographies to this journal and to English, American, French, and Belgian periodicals. From the late 1950s he also compiled discographies that were published separately; these cover the careers of Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Fats Navarro, Brown, and others. His most important work, ...

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Mattias Lundberg

(b Ludvika, June 14, 1911; d Stockholm, Feb 7, 1979). Swedish musicologist and music librarian. She studied humanities at Stockholm College (BA in Musicology, 1937) and Uppsala University (Licentiate thesis, 1958; PhD, 1972). She was associate professor at the University of Uppsala from ...

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(b Berlin, Aug 7, 1922; d Ottawa, Ontario, February 12, 2012). Canadian musicologist and librarian of German birth. He studied the piano, first with his father then privately in London (1940) and Toronto (1944–8), where he also took the BMus in ...

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Donald Jay Grout and Mary Wallace Davidson

(b New York, NY, Nov 27, 1878; d Orange, NJ, Sept 19, 1966). American musicologist, teacher, and librarian. He studied at the College of the City of New York (AB 1898), English and philosophy at the New York University (MA 1900), and music with ...