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Edison, Thomas

William Brooks and George L. Frow.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Romantic Music. 526 words.

(Alva)

(b Milan, OH, Feb 11, 1847; d West Orange, NJ, Oct 18, 1931). American inventor. He had only a few months of formal schooling before becoming successively a newsboy, a...

Helmholtz, Hermann (Ludwig Ferdinand) von

James F. Bell.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Romantic Music. 569 words.

(b Potsdam, Aug 31, 1821; d Berlin, Sept 8, 1894). German scientist. He studied medicine at the Friedrich-Wilhelm Institut, Berlin, obtaining the doctorate in 1842. He also studied...

Koenig, (Karl) Rudolf

James F. Bell.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Romantic Music. 370 words.

(b Königsberg, Nov 26, 1832; d Paris, Oct 2, 1901). German physicist. Although Helmholtz was his principal professor at the University of Königsberg, Koenig's research was not in...

Ohm, Georg Simon

James F. Bell.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Romantic Music. 203 words.

(b Erlangen, March 16, 1789; d Munich, July 6, 1854). German scientist. He studied mathematics at the University of Erlangen, taking a degree in 1811. He spent the rest of his life in...

Rayleigh, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron

R.W.B. Stephens.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Romantic Music. 291 words.

(b Langford Grove, nr Maldon, Essex, Nov 12, 1842; d Witham, Essex, June 30, 1919). English scientist. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he was Cavendish Professor of...

Savart, Félix

James F. Bell, R.W.B. Stephens and Murray Campbell.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Romantic Music. 256 words.

(b Mézières, June 30, 1791; d Paris, March 16, 1841). French scientist. He was trained at Strasbourg in medicine, taking a degree in 1816. He had long been interested in acoustics when, in...

Schelleng, John C(hristopher)

Murray Campbell.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 258 words.

(b 1892; d 1979). American engineer and acoustician. He had a distinguished professional career as an electrical engineer, specializing in research into radio wave transmission. In...

Tonality

Brian Hyer.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Music of the Classical Period; Romantic Music. 10391 words.

(Fr. tonalité; Ger. Tonalität)

A term first used by Choron in 1810 to describe the arrangement of the dominant and subdominant above and below the tonic and thus to differentiate...

Tonwort method

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Education and Pedagogy; Music Theory and Analysis; Romantic Music. 7 words.

Welden, Friedrich

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Hermeneutics; Romantic Music. 4 words.