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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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Ian D. Bent

(b Kingston, Surrey, Sept 3, 1921; d London, March 6, 1971). English musicologist, performer and teacher. He was educated at Hampton Grammar School, where he was a chorister of the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court. He studied at the RCM (1938–9) and subsequently read mathematics at University College, Exeter (BSc ...

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Saadalla Agha Al-Kalaa

(b Aleppo, Syria, 1884; d Aleppo, Nov 26, 1952). Syrian musician and music researcher. He studied music and muwashsha singing in Aleppo and Istanbul. From 1912 to 1920 he lived in Turkey, where he taught music and wrote an unpublished book entitled ...

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John Trevitt and Jean Gribenski

(b Brest, Finistère, Nov 19, 1847; d Paris, May 26, 1923). French musicologist and philosopher. He was educated at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand and, from 1867, at the Ecole Normale, where he studied philosophy, gaining the agrégation in 1872; in 1878 he took the doctorate with the dissertation ...

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Vesna Rožić

(b Našice, Jan 3, 1972). Croatian musicologist. He studied musicology at the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb, graduating in 1995. Later he studied with musicologist Nikša Gligo and literary theorist Vladimir Biti at Zagreb University (MA 1998). As a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst...

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Carolyn Gianturco and Teresa M. Gialdroni

(b Milan, May 23, 1940; d May 20, 2005). Italian musicologist. He studied the piano (diploma 1961), composition (diploma 1965) and conducting at Milan Conservatory. At the same time he took an arts degree at the University of Milan (1964...

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Mark Miller

(b Moose Jaw, Canada, Oct 27, 1918; d Toronto, Jan 16, 1981). Canadian theorist, teacher, and composer. He led dance bands and played trumpet in Toronto (1939–49) before he ended his career as a performer for reasons of health and turned to teaching (...

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Martin Brody

(b Boston, Dec 13, 1949). American composer, theorist and teacher. The son of a pianist, he first studied the piano and flute and later worked as a jazz and rock musician. He began composing while a student of John Ronsheim at Antioch College. After further study in composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique, and with the Schoenbergian Max Deutch, in Paris, and with the avant-garde jazz pianist Cecil Taylor, he moved to New York, where he worked with Bulent Arel at SUNY-Stony Brook. He was awarded the doctorate (...

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Márta Szekeres-Farkas

(b Budapest, Sept 23, 1915; d Budapest, March 31, 1993). Hungarian musicologist. He took the doctorate of laws at Budapest University (1939) and studied music at the piano faculty of the Fodor School of Music, Budapest. In 1967 he took the CSc with a dissertation on Bartók’s early development. His research is centred on Bartók: he has published some small-scale biographies (the first in ...

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Anthony Lewis and Nigel Fortune

(b Ribston, Yorks., July 16, 1876; d London, Aug 22, 1957). English musicologist, teacher, translator and critic. He was educated at Eton, where he studied music with C.H. Lloyd, and Cambridge, where his teachers were Charles Wood and Stanford. He was elected a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, in ...

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Charles Carson and Judy Tsou

(b Red Bank, NJ, Nov 11, 1954). American musicologist. He was educated at Princeton University (AB 1976) and the University of California, Berkeley (MA 1979; PhD 1985), where he studied with Olly W. Wilson and Joseph Kerman. DeVeaux taught at Humboldt State University, California (...

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Sanja Radinović

(b Požarevac, Serbia, Aug 15, 1925). Serbian ethnomusicologist. Considered the most prolific and influential Serbian ethnomusicologist in the second half of the 20th century. He was professor in ordinaries at the Faculty of Music (FMU) in Belgrade. He studied music theory and ethnology, and later specialized in ethnomusicology in Bucharest, Berlin, and Freiburg. In ...

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Svetlana Kujumdzieva

(b Kumanichevo, Macedonia, July 14, 1889; d Sofia, July 2, 1980). Bulgarian composer, teacher, conductor, and musicologist. He was born in the village of Kumanichevo (now in Greece). He graduated from the Theological Seminary in Istanbul and later from the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where he studied composition and Eastern Orthodox music. Dinev also graduated from the University of St. Petersburg with a degree in Law. In ...

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Claude V. Palisca

(b Deruta, nr Perugia, c1554; d after March 25, 1610). Italian organist, teacher and music theorist. He was the author of the first comprehensive treatise on organ playing, in the form of a dialogue under the title Il transilvano, published in two parts (Venice, ...

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Paula Morgan

(b Brooklyn, NY, April 8, 1927). American musicologist of Swiss descent. He took the AB in 1947 and the AM at Columbia University in 1949; he also took courses at the Juilliard School of Music and under Kinkeldey at Harvard. In 1949 he began studies at the University of Basle, where he was taught by Handschin (musicology), Wilhelm Altwegg (Germanic studies) and Albert Bruckner (Latin palaeography); he received the doctorate at Basle in ...

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Albert Cohen

(b Paris, 1634; d Paris, Nov 5, 1707). French physician and academician. He trained at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, where he received his doctorate in 1660 and accepted a chair in pharmacy in 1666. He served as personal physician to the Dowager Princess of Conti and other members of that house before being named medical adviser to Louis XIV. In ...

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Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht

(b Munich, Aug 7, 1900; d Freiburg, Oct 29, 1977). German music teacher and musicologist. From 1919 he studied music under M. Auerbach, E. Praetorius and H. Kaminski, musicology under Max Schneider, art history under W. Pinder and philosophy under R. Hönigswald in Breslau (now Wrocław) and Munich. He took the doctorate at Breslau in ...

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Sanja Majer-Bobetko

(b Sarajevo, Aug 7, 1945). Croatian and Bosnian-Herzegovinian musicologist. She graduated musicology with Zijo Kučukalić at the Sarajevo Music Academy (1970), and gained the PhD at the Zagreb Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences with Jerko Bezić with a dissertation on Glagolithic singing in Kraljevica (...

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(b Rostov-na-Donu, 31 Aug/Sept 12, 1908; d Leningrad, Sept 21, 1966). Russian musicologist, teacher and educationist. He studied composition at the Leningrad Conservatory with Kushnaryov, Tyulin and Ryazanov, graduating in 1936. He taught there from 1937 and, although dismissed in 1948...

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Howard Mayer Brown

(b Leeds, May 4, 1907; d Firle, Sussex, Jan 20, 1990). English musicologist, husband of Gloria Rose. He was educated at St Paul’s School and Oxford (BA 1930, BLitt 1946). He studied the viol, the violin and the interpretation of early music with Arnold Dolmetsch in Haslemere, harmony and counterpoint with H.K. Andrews and R.O. Morris, and composition with Wellesz at Oxford. He divided his career between performance and scholarship. As Leverhulme Research Fellow (...