Donald Jay Grout


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(b Rock Rapids, Iowa, 1902; d Skaneateles, NY, 1987).

Amer. musicologist and teacher. Taught at Harvard 1936–42; assoc. prof. of mus., Univ. of Texas 1943–5; prof. of mus. Cornell Univ. 1945–70. Books incl. A Short History of Opera (1947, rev. 1965), History of Western Music (1960, rev. 1973). Editor of operas of A. Scarlatti.

Subjects: Music.

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