Willi Apel


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(b Konitz, 1893; d Bloomington, Ind., 1988). Amer. (Ger.-born) musicologist. Taught at various Ger. univs. and in 1936 settled in USA, joining staff of Harvard Univ. 1938–42 and becoming prof. of musicology, Indiana Univ., 1950–70. Pubd. many works, incl. Harvard Dictionary of Music (1944, rev. 1969). Wrote books on fugue, medieval harmony, and Gregorian chant.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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