Koizumi, Fumio, Japanese ethnomusicologist; b. Tokyo, April 4, 1927. He studied aesthetics at the Univ. of Tokyo (degree, 1951), and also took courses in music with Eishi Kikkawa. In 1960 he was appointed to the faculty of the Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music. In 1969 and 1970 he lectured at Wesleyan Univ. in the U.S. His primary field of study is Japanese music, but he has also worked on the problems of national music in India, Iran, the Near East, Eastern Europe, and Spain. Among his publications is Nihon dento ongaku no kenkyü (Study of Japanese Traditional Music; Tokyo, 1958).
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