Kirkendale, (John) Warren

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Kirkendale, (John) Warren

Kirkendale, (John) Warren, American musicologist; b. Toronto, Aug. 14, 1932. He was educated at the univs. of Toronto (B.A., 1955) and Vienna (Ph.D., 1961, with the diss. Fuge und Fugato in der Kammermusik des Rokoko und der Klassik; publ. in Tuzing, 1966; Eng. tr., 1979). After teaching at the Univ. of Southern Calif, in Los Angeles (1963–67), he was an assoc. prof. (1967–75) and a prof. (1975–83) at Duke Univ. From 1983 to 1992 he was prof. Ordinarius of musicology at the Univ. of Regensburg. In 1986 he was made an honorary prof, of the Univ. of Bologna and a member of the Accademico filarmonico of Bologna in 1987. He publ. the books L’Aria di Fiorenza, id est II Ballo del Gran Duca (Florence, 1972) and The Court Musicians in Florence During the Principate of the Medici, With a Reconstruction of the Artistic Establishment (Florence, 1993), and also contributed articles to various publications. In 1959 he married the German musicologist, Ursula (née Schottler) Kirkendale (b. Dortmund, Sept. 6, 1932). She was educated at the Univ. of Bonn (Ph.D., 1961). In addition to articles in journals and other publications, she publ. the study Antonio Caldara: Sein Leben und seine venezianische-römischen Oratorien (Graz, 1966).


S. Gmeinwieser, D. Hiley, and J. Riedlbauer, eds., Musicologia Humana: Studies in Honor of W. and U. K. (Florence, 1994).

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