Buelow, George J(ohn)

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Buelow, George J(ohn)

Buelow, George J(ohn), American musicologist; b. Chicago, March 31, 1929. He studied piano with Ganz at the Chicago Musical Coll., where he received M.B. (1950) and M.M. (1951) degrees; then studied musicology with Martin Bernstein, Sachs, and Reese at N.Y. Univ. (Ph.D., 1961, with the diss. Johann David Heinichen, “Der General-bass in der Composition”: A Critical Study with Annotated Translation of Selected Chapters). In 1961 he joined the faculty of the Univ. of Calif, at Riverside; then was prof. of music at the Univ. of Ky. in Louisville (1968–69) and Rutgers Univ. (1969–77). In 1977 he became prof, of musicology at Ind. Univ. in Bloomington. He is particularly noted for his studies of 17th- and 18th-century German music. He publ. Thorough-bass Accompaniment according to Johann David Heinichen (Berkeley, 1966; 3rd ed., rev., 1992), New Mattheson Studies (with H. Marx; Cambridge, 1984), and The Late Baroque Era: From the 1680s to 1740 (Basingstoke, 1993).


T. Mathiesen and B. Rivera, eds., Festa Musicologica: Essays in Honor of G.J. B. (Stuyvesant, N.Y., 1995).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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