Gérold, (Jean) Théodore

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Gérold, (Jean) Théodore

Gérold, (Jean) Théodore, eminent Alsatian music scholar; b. Strasbourg, Oct. 26, 1866; d. Allenwiller, Feb. 15, 1956. He studied voice, violin, and theory at the Strasbourg Cons., and musicology with Gustaf Jacobsthal and theology at the German Univ. of Strasbourg (Ph.D., 1910). In 1890 he went to Frankfurt am Main to study singing with Jules Stockhausen, and then took courses at the Paris Cons. He was a lecturer on music at the Univ. of Basel from 1914 to 1918. He returned to Strasbourg in 1919 to lecture on music at the new French Univ., from which in 1921 he received his doctorat es lettres, and in 1931 his doctorat d’Etat. He retired from the Univ. in 1937, and occupied an ecclesiastical lecturing position in Allenwiller until his death.


Kleine Sanger-Fiebel: Sprachliche Ubungen fur Stinger (Mainz, 1908; 2nd ed., 1911); Das Liederbuch einer franzosischen Provinzdame um 1620 (Frankfurt am Main, 1912); Chansons populaires des XVe et XVe sleeks avec leurs melodies (Strasbourg, 1913); Clement Marot: Les Psaumes avec leurs melodies (Strasbourg, 1919); La Musicologie medievale (Paris, 1921); François Schubert (Paris, 1923); Jean Sebastien Bach (Paris, 1925); Les Peres de I’eglise et la musique (Paris, 1931); La Musique au moyen age (Paris, 1932); Histoire de la musique des origines a la fin du XIVe siecle (Paris, 1936); Marie-Joseph Erb: Sa vie, son oeuvre (Strasbourg and Paris, 1948).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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