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Paula Morgan

(b Marinette, WI, March 10, 1948). American musicologist. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley under Daniel Heartz and others, gaining the PhD in 1977 with a dissertation on music and drama. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1977–84...

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Christiane Spieth-Weissenbacher

(b Beauvais, Oise, Dec 30, 1899; d Paris, Jan 11, 1985). French aesthetician. He studied in Paris (1917) and, after the war, in Strasbourg (1921–4), where he prepared his agrégation in German (1925). While holding a musicological post (...

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Paula Morgan

(b New York, Sept 2, 1906; d Brattleboro, VT, April 7, 2001). American music scholar and librarian. He was educated at the College of the City of New York, New York University, the Institute of Musical Art and the Mannes College of Music; his studies included the violin and chamber music with Louis Sveçenski, composition with Bernard Wagenaar and Hans Weisse, and musicology with Sachs and Reese. From ...

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Cynthia M. Gessele and Jean Gribenski

(b Dauendorf, Bas-Rhin, March 26, 1739; d London, after 1808). French theorist and teacher. After obtaining degrees in philosophy (1760) and law (1762) from the University of Strasbourg, he established himself in Paris in 1766 and began to study music. In ...

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Murray Campbell

(b Chicago, Jan 2, 1925; d Cleveland, Aug 4, 1987). American acoustician. His parents being missionaries, he spent much of his childhood in Lahore. After returning to the USA to study at Washington University, St Louis (AB 1948, PhD 1952), Benade was appointed in ...

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Sanja Majer-Bobetko

(b Celje, Slovenia, July 28, 1937). Slovenian-Croatian musicologist. With Nikola Hercigonja she studied musicology (1957–61) and gained the master’s degree (1963) at the Belgrade Music Academy. She took the PhD at the Ljubljana Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences with Dragotin Cvetko, with a dissertation on the expressionistic elements in Serbian music between the two world wars (...

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Sigurd Berg

(b Copenhagen, March 2, 1801; d Copenhagen, Nov 8, 1880). Danish folklorist, teacher and composer. He began composing and playing the flute while still in school. After his matriculation he studied law for a time, but influenced by the composer C.E.F. Weyse he soon dedicated himself to music and attracted attention in ...

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Jean-Paul Montagnier

(b Mantes-la-Jolie, 5/June 6, 1665; d Paris, July 6, 1734). French composer, harpsichordist, theorist and teacher. He probably learnt music in the maîtrise of the collegiate church of Notre Dame, Mantes, and in that of Evreux Cathedral. According to the Etat actuel de la Musique du Roi...

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Paula Morgan

(b New York, March 25, 1939). American musicologist. He graduated from Hofstra University with the BS in 1960. At New York University he studied with LaRue, Martin Bernstein and with Reese, who also supervised his dissertation; he received the PhD there in 1969...

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F.E. Kirby

(b Immecke, nr Meinerzhagen, 1536; d Dortmund, Aug 6, 1609). German theorist, teacher and Kantor. He was educated first in Münster and Dortmund, and later at Cologne University where he received the MA in 1560. After serving as teacher, Kantor and administrator for several years in various schools, mainly in Dortmund, he took up a post in ...

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Vilena Vrbanić

(b Zadar, Sept 11, 1963). Croatian musicologist. She studied musicology with Eva Sedak at the Zagreb Academy of Music (1988) and librarianship at the Zagreb Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences (1992), and gained the master’s degree in musicology with Eva Sedak (...

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(b early 17th century; d London, bur. May 14, 1681). English theorist, composer and teacher. He seems to have been a younger son of Sir Ralph Birchensha, who in 1598 was sent to Ireland as Comptroller of the Musters and Cheques. According to Anthony Wood (...

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Paula Morgan

(b Albany, NY, July 15, 1939). American musicologist. She graduated from Wellesley College (BA 1961) and studied with Edward Lowinsky and Howard Mayer Brown at the University of Chicago (MA 1963, PhD 1970). She was a lecturer at the School of Music, Northwestern University (...

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Rudolf Klein

(b Czernowitz [now Chernovtsy, Ukraine], Feb 15, 1914; d Vienna, June 14 1999). Austrian music sociologist and writer on music. He studied music theory with Stefan Wolpe and conducting with Hermann Scherchen in Vienna (1932–7), and music theory with Josef Tal and music history with Edith Gerson-Kiwi in Jerusalem (...

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Jan Trojan

(b Žarošice, Hodonín district, May 24, 1905; d Brno, June 20, 1988). Czech composer, teacher and music theorist. He studied with Petrželka at the Brno Conservatory and with Helfert at the university, from which he received the PhD in 1933 for a dissertation on Smetana. He completed his education in Suk’s masterclasses at the Prague Conservatory (...

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John Edward Hasse

(b Guthrie, OK, Jan 21, 1899; d Gilmanton, NH, Aug 25, 1985). American writer on music. He attended Dartmouth College and earned the BS in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1940s he served as jazz critic for the San Francisco Chronicle...

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Gwynne Kuhner Brown

(b Oakland, CA, May 7, 1948). American musicologist. He received the BA in music history and literature from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1970. He studied music history and theory at Harvard University (MA 1973, PhD 1979). His dissertation, on compositional process in Beethoven’s first and second piano concertos, was aided by manuscript research in Germany as a Fulbright Fellow (...

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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht and Lorenz Welker

(b Amsterdam, Feb 25, 1930). German musicologist. He received practical musical training at Heidelberg University from 1950 and studied musicology with Georgiades, philosophy with H.-G. Gadamer and K. Jaspers and ecclesiastical history; he also studied musicology with Handschin in Basle (1952–3). He took the doctorate at Heidelberg in ...

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(b ?Liegnitz [now Legnica], c1494; d after 1527). German theorist. The family residence in Liegnitz is documented from 1381, but the name is absent from the town records begun in 1546. Bogentantz attended the Gymnasium in Goldberg, and in 1508 he matriculated in the faculty of arts of Cologne University, where he may have been the pupil of Cochlaeus and fellow student of Glarean. In ...

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Martin Stokes

(b Boscobel, WI, Aug 8, 1952). American ethnomusicologist. He received the BM in piano at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975, and the MM in 1980 and the PhD in 1984 in musicology and ethnomusicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bruno Nettl and Alexander Ringer; he also studied for two years at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with Amnon Shiloah, ...