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date: 07 May 2021

Gérold, (Jean) Théodorelocked

  • David Hiley
  • , revised by Jean Gribenski

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(b Strasbourg, Oct 26, 1866; d Allenwiller, Feb 15, 1956). French musicologist. He studied singing, the violin and music theory at Strasbourg Conservatory, and music history (with Jacobsthal) and theology at the University of Strasbourg; later singing teachers included Julius Stockhausen in Frankfurt (from 1890) and Romaine Bussine and Charles Bordes in Paris (from 1892). After serving as assistant professor to Stockhausen (1895) he was appointed his successor. He sang bass solos in important performances of the choir of St Guillaume, Strasbourg (1888–1906), and drew on this practical experience in his singing method Kleine Sängerfibel. He took the doctorate at the German University of Strasbourg in 1910 with a dissertation on the French art of singing in the 17th century.

Throughout this period Gérold continued his studies in composition, music history and Romance philology. He lectured on music at the University of Basle (...

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