Atlas, Allan W(arren)

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Atlas, Allan W(arren)

Atlas, Allan W(arren), American musicologist; b. N.Y., Feb. 19, 1943. He was educated at Hunter Coll. of the City Univ. of N.Y. (B.A., 1964) and N.Y.U. (M.A., 1966; Ph.D., 1971, with the diss. The Cappella Giulia Chansonnier and the Dissemination of the Franco-Netherlandish Chanson in Italy, c. 1460-c. 1520). In 1971 he joined the faculty of Brooklyn Coll. of the City Univ. of N.Y., where his service at the Univ.’s Graduate School included appointments as executive officer of the Ph.D.-D.M.A. Programs in Music (from 1989), director of the Center for the Study of Free-Reed Instruments (from 1998), and Distinguished prof. (from 1998). From 1999 he also was ed. of The Free-Reed Journal. In addition to articles in scholarly books and journals, he has publ. important studies on Renaissance music. His varied musicological interests include Puccini, Pergolesi, and the concertina, which he also plays.


The Cappella Giulia Chansonnier: Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, G.CXIIL27 (2 vols., N.Y., 1975-76); ed. Papers Read at the Dufay Quincentenary Conference, Brooklyn Coll., Dec. 6-7, 1974 (Brooklyn, 1976); ed. Music in the Classic Period: Essays in Honor of Barry S. Brook (N.Y., 1985); Music at the Aragonese Court of Naples (Cambridge, 1985); The Wheatstone English Concertina in Victorian England (Oxford, 1996); Anthology of Renaissance Music (N.Y., 1998); Renaissance Music: Musical Style and Musical Life, 1400-1600 (N.Y., 1998).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire