Cuyler, Louise (Elvira)

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Cuyler, Louise (Elvira)

Cuyler, Louise (Elvira) , American musicologist;b. Omaha, March 14, 1905; d. Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., Jan. 3, 1998. She was educated at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. (B.M., 1929; Ph.D., 1948) and the Univ. of Mich. (M.M., 1933). With the exception of her service with the American Red Cross in the Pacific during World War II (1942–45), she was on the faculty of the Univ. of Mich. (1929–42; 1945–75). In 1975 she became the Neilson Distinguished Prof, at Smith Coll. Cuyler publ. the vols. The Emperor Maximilian I and Music (London, 1973) and The Symphony (N.Y., 1973; 2nd ed., 1995). She also contributed articles to various scholarly publications and ed. works by Heinrich Isaac.


E. Borroff, ed., Notations and Editions: A Book in Honor ofl. C. (Dubuque, 1974).

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