Macdonald, Hugh J(ohn)
- David Scott
( b Newbury, Berks., Jan 31, 1940). English musicologist . He studied under Raymond Leppard at Cambridge (1958–66); after research on the music of Berlioz he was awarded the PhD in 1969 for a dissertation consisting of a critical edition of Les Troyens. He was a lecturer in music at Cambridge (1966–71) and at Oxford (1971–80), and was Gardiner Professor of Music at Glasgow University (1980–87). In 1987 he was appointed Avis Blewett Professor of Music at Washington University, St Louis. His chief area of work has been the music of the 19th century, especially in France; a searching yet elegant writer, his scholarship is informed by his keen musicianship. He has been general editor of the new complete edition of the works of Berlioz since its inception in 1967 and has been particularly active in the revival of interest in Berlioz's music....