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Albert Cohen

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Albert Cohen

Wm. H. Bonsall (Emeritus) Professor of Music (Musicology)
Ph.D. (Musicology), New York University
M.A. (Musicology), New York University
B.S. (Violin), Juilliard School of Music


Special fields: history of music theory, French music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Publications: Music in the French Royal Academy of Sciences (Princeton, 1981), Music in the Royal Society of London, 1660-1806 (Info. Coordinators, 1987); edition of J.-B. Lully’s Ballet Royal de Flore (Olms Verlag, 2001). Articles and reviews: The Musical Quarterly, Journal of the AMS, Journal of Music Theory, MLA Notes, Congress Reports, The Music Review, Music and Letters, Galpin Society Journal, New Grove Dictionary, Recherches, Comptes-rendus, Musique Ancienne, Isis, Journal of the American Instrument Society, Metascience, Performance Practice Review, Journal of Musicological Research. Chapters in Aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Music, French Musical Thought, Convention in 18th- and 19th-Century Music, Festa Musicologica, Quellenstudien zu Jean-Baptiste Lully, Cambridge History of Western Music Theory. Grants: Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Program, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities.