Blackburn, Bonnie J.

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Blackburn, Bonnie J.

Blackburn, Bonnie J., American musicologist; b. Albany, N.Y., July 15, 1939. She was educated at Welle-sley Coll. (B.A., 1961) and the Univ. of Chicago (M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1970, with the diss. The Lupus Problem). After serving as a research asst. at the Univ. of Chicago (1963–76), she returned there as a visiting assoc. prof. in 1986. In 1987 she was a lecturer at Northwestern Univ., and in 1989-90 she was a visiting assoc. prof. at the State Univ. of N.Y. at Buffalo. From 1964 to 1976 she was asst. ed. of the Monuments of Renaissance Music series, and in 1993 she became its general ed. In 1988-89 she held a Guggenheim fellowship. In 1971 she married Edward Lowinsky. After his death, she married the classicist Leofranc Holford-Strevens. In addition to her books and editions, she contributed articles to various learned books and journals.


Ed. with E. Lowinsky, Josquin des Prez: Proceedings of the International Josquin Festival-Conference (London, 1976); ed. Johannis Lupi Opera omnia (3 vols., Stuttgart, 1980-89); Music for Treviso Cathedral in the Late Sixteenth Century: A Reconstruction of the Lost Manuscripts 29 and 30 (London, 1987); ed. Music in the Culture of the Renaissance and Other Essays by Edward E. Lowinsky (2 vols., Chicago, 1989); ed. with E. Lowinsky and C. Miller, A Correspondence of Renaissance Musicians (Oxford, 1991); with L. Holford-Strevens, The Oxford Companion to the Year (Oxford, 1999).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire