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Antokoletz, Elliott (Maxim)

Antokoletz, Elliott (Maxim), American musicologist; b. Jersey City, N.J., Aug. 3, 1942. He was educated in N.Y., where he studied at the H.S. of Music and Art (1956–60), received training in violin from DeLay and Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music (1960–65), and pursued his academic studies at Hunter Coll. (B.A., 1968, M.A., 1970, in music history) and at the Graduate Center (Ph.D., 1975, with the diss. Principles of Pitch Organization in Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet) at the City Univ. of N.Y. After teaching at Queens Coll. of the City Univ. of N.Y. (1973–76), he was prof. of musicology at the Univ. of Tex. at Austin from 1976, where he was head of the musicology division from 1992 to 1994. With Michael von Albrecht, he was ed. of the International Journal of Musicology in 1992. He is a contributor to many books and journals.

Writings

The Music of Béla Bartók: A Study of Tonality and Progression in Twentieth-Century Music (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1984); Béla Bartók: A Guide to Research (N.Y., 1988; 2nd ed., rev. and enl., 1997); Twentieth Century Music (Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1992); ed. with V. Fischer and B. Suchoff, Bartók Perspectives (Oxford, 1999).

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Antokoletz, Elliott (Maxim)

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