Friday, January 23, 2015

Dear Abbé

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The first photograph is of Claude Palisca, a former president of the American Musicological Society. It appeared in the Kentucky Kernel, 5 May 1959, in an item publicizing his paper to be presented that evening to the University of Kentucky Humanities Club: “Jean Taisnier and Crisis of Sixteenth-Century Music.” Palisca was at the time teaching at the University of Illinois; he moved to Yale that autumn.

The other is of Donald Jay Grout, who presumably needs even less introduction than Palisca.The photograph is by the late Otis A. Arnts. We are grateful to the libraries of the University of Kentucky and Cornell University for authorization to reproduce these images here.

Which brings us to the point of this exercise: the American Musicological is always grateful to know of portrait-quality images of its avatars (for another instance, that photograph of Waldo Selden Pratt in the practice room at Williams College). Contact Bob J. in Brunswick.


Claude V. Palisca in 1959
University of Kentucky Library
Portrait Print Collection
box: 38, item: 3397

Donald J. Grout
Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Faculty Biographical Files 47-10-3394.

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