Charles Seeger


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(b Mexico City, 1886; d Bridgewater, Conn., 1979).

Amer. musicologist, teacher, and composer. Cond. at Cologne Opera 1910–11. Chairman, mus. dept., Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, 1912–19. Taught at Inst. of Mus. Art., NY, 1921–33 and at New Sch. for Social Research 1931–5, where in 1932 (with Cowell) he gave first classes in USA in ethnomusicology. Chief, mus. division, Pan‐American Union, 1941–53. Research Musicologist, UCLA 1960–70. Taught at Harvard from 1972. Specialist on proletarian mus. Second wife was Ruth Porter Crawford. His son Pete(r) (b NY, 1919) was a folk‐singer who wrote Where have all the flowers gone?

Subjects: Music.

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