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Daniélou, Alain

Daniélou, Alain

Daniélou, Alain , French musicologist; b. Paris, Oct. 4, 1907; d. Lausanne, Jan. 27, 1994. He devoted himself mainly to the study of Asian music. He lectured at the Univ. of Benares (1949–54), and was director of research in Madras (1954–56) and at the Inst. of Indology in Pondicherry (1956–59). In 1959 he was appointed instructor at the École Frangaise d’Extrême Orient in Paris. In 1963 he assumed the post of director of the International Inst. for Comparative Studies.

Writings

Introduction to the Study of Musical Scales (London, 1943); Northern Indian Music (2 vols., Calcutta, 1949, 1953; 2nd ed., rev, 1968, as The Ragas of Northern Indian Music); La Musique du Cambodge et du Laos (Pondicherry, 1957); Traité de musicologie comparée (Paris, 1959); Purãnas: Textes des Purãnas sur la théorie musicale (Pondicherry, 1959); Bharata, Muni, Le Gitälamkära (Pondicherry, 1960); Inde (Paris, 1966); Sémantique musicale (Paris, 1967); La Situation de la musique et des musiciens dans les pays d’orient (Florence, 1971; Eng. tr., 1971).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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