Daverio, John , American musicologist and violinist; b. Sharon, Pa., Oct. 19, 1954. He was a violin fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (1971–73) before pursuing his education at Boston Univ. (B.M., violin, 1975; M.M., violin, 1976; Ph.D., musicology, 1983, with the diss. Formal Design and Terminology in the Pre-Corellian Sonata). After serving as a lecturer at the Longy School of Music (1981–83), he was an asst. prof. (1983–89), chairman of the dept. of musicology (from 1987), assoc. prof. (1989–98), and prof. of music (from 1998) at Boston Univ. He was also active as a violinist in recitals and as a member of new music groups. Daverio publ. Nineteenth-Century Music and the German Romantic Ideology (1993) and Robert Schumann: Herald of a “New Poetic Age” (1997), the latter a particularly valuable addition to the Schumann literature.
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