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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr.; It.: accordo).

1 ‘Chord’.

2 The ‘tuning’ of an instrument. See accordatura.

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Parker, Alice

Christine Ammer.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 672 words.

(b Boston, Dec 16, 1925). American composer, conductor and teacher. She studied at Smith College (BA 1947) and the Juilliard School of Music (MS 1949), where her teachers included...

Joyce, James

Paul Griffiths.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 550 words.

(Augustine Aloysius)

(b Dublin, Feb 2, 1882; d Zürich, April 13, 1941). Irish writer. ‘Musical’ was for Joyce perhaps the highest term of praise that could be accorded a piece of...

Kaminsky, Laura

Lisa B. Robinson.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 322 words.

(b New York, Sept 28, 1956). She attended Oberlin College and the City College of New York (MA in composition 1980). She has received commissions from a number of organizations,...

Usandizaga [Soraluce], José Maria

Antonio Ruiz-Pipó.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 515 words.

(b San Sebastián, March 31, 1887; d San Sebastián, Oct 5, 1915). Basque composer. He began studies at an early age in San Sebastián with German Cendoya (piano) and Beltran Pagola...

Kornauth, Egon

Gerold W. Gruber.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 883 words.

(b Olmütz, May 14, 1891; d Vienna, Oct 28, 1959). Austrian composer and pianist. As a child he studied the piano, making his début at the age of 15; he also played the organ in his...

Pérez Maseda, Eduardo

José Luis Temes.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 462 words.

(b Madrid, Aug 12, 1953). Spanish composer. He studied music at the Madrid Conservatory (1969–81) and took a degree in sociology at the University of Madrid (1972–7). He has worked as...

Dermota, Anton

Harold Rosenthal.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 208 words.

(b Kropa, Slovenia, June 4, 1910; d Vienna, June 22, 1989). Slovenian tenor. He first appeared in Cluj in 1934, then was invited by Bruno Walter to Vienna, where in 1936 he made his...

Guinovart (i Rubiella), Carles

Benet Casablancas i Domingo.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 500 words.

(b Barcelona, March 10, 1941). Spanish composer. He studied at the conservatory of the Liceo in Barcelona (1953–61), at the Barcelona Municipal Conservatory with Josep Poch, Zamacois and...

Blacher, Boris

Josef Häusler.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 3204 words.

(b Niu-chang, China, Jan 19, 1903; b Berlin, Jan 30, 1975). German composer of Baltic descent.

In 1922 he went to Berlin, where he initially studied architecture and mathematics...

Wyttenbach, Jürg

Jürg Stenzl.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 685 words.

(b Berne, Dec 2, 1935). Swiss composer and pianist. He studied at the Berne Conservatory with von Fischer and Veress among others, at the Paris Conservatoire, where his teachers...

Bershadskaya, Tat′yana Sergeyevna

Elena Titova.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 695 words.

(b Petrograd [now St Petersburg], July 4, 1921). Russian musicologist. She graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in 1947 and undertook a postgraduate course there in 1951. Her...

Molina, Antonio

Lucrecia R. Kasilag.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 311 words.

(Jesus)

(b Manila, Dec 26, 1894; d Manila, Jan 29, 1980). Filipino composer and conductor. He studied at the S Juan de Letran College (BA) and the University of the...

Miller, James

Simon Warner.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 220 words.

[Jim ]

(b Chicago, IL, Feb 28, 1947). American Author and journalist. James Miller’s reputation as a popular music writer rests on two significant titles. As original editor...

Keppard, Freddie

J.R. Taylor.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 299 words.

(b New Orleans, Feb 27, 1890; d Chicago, July 15, 1933). American jazz cornettist. He studied the mandolin, violin and accordion, and was active professionally as a cornettist from about...

Tate, Buddy

Eddie Cook.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 988 words.

[George Holmes ]

(b Sherman, TX, Feb 22, 1912; d Chandler, AZ, Feb 10, 2001). American tenor saxophonist and leader. His year of birth appears in many sources variously as...

Kuznetsov, Aleksey

Walter Ojakäär.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 232 words.

(Alekseyevich )

(b Chelyabinsk, Russian SFSR [now Russia], Sept 6, 1941). Russian guitarist and composer. He learned to play guitar from his father, a member of a popular...

Torchi, Luigi

Fabio Fano.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 422 words.

(b Mondano, nr Bologna, Nov 7, 1858; d Bologna, Sept 18, 1920). Italian musicologist. He studied composition at the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, with Paolo Serrao at the Naples...

Gregor, Joseph

Erik Levi.

in Oxford Music Online

December 1992; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 818 words.

(b Czernowitz [now Chernovtsy, Ukraine], Oct 26, 1888; d Vienna, Oct 12, 1960). Austrian theatre historian and librettist . He went to Vienna in 1907, studying German, philosophy and...

LaFaro, Scott

David Chevan.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 394 words.

(b Irvington, NJ, April 3, 1936; d Geneva, NY, July 6, 1961). American jazz double bass player, composer, and bandleader. While growing up in Geneva, New York, he took up clarinet,...