Lockwood, Lewis (Henry)

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Lockwood, Lewis (Henry)

Lockwood, Lewis (Henry), distinguished American musicologist; b. N.Y., Dec. 16,1930. He was a student of Lowinsky at Queens Coll. in N.Y.(B.A., 1952) and of Strunk and Mendel at Princeton Univ. (M.F.A., 1955; Ph.D., 1960). In 1957–58 he was a cellist in the U.S. Seventh Army Sym. Orch. In 1958 he joined the faculty of Princeton Univ., where he was an assoc. prof. (1965–68), prof. (1968–80), and chairman of the music dept. (1970–73). In 1980 he became prof. of music at Harvard Univ., where he served as the Fanny Peabody Prof. of Music from 1984. He also was chairman of the music dept. (1988–90). In 1973–74 and 1984–85 he was an NEH Senior Fellow. In 1977–78 he held a Guggenheim fellowship. In 1984 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as president of the American Musicological Soc. in 1987–88, was made an honorary member in 1993, and received the society’s Einstein and Kindeley awards. In 1991 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Università degli Studi in Ferrara. In addition to his studies of music of the Italian Renaissance, Lockwood has devoted himself to the elucidation of Beethoven’s life and works with special emphasis on his creative process as revealed in his sketches and autographs. He publ. the valuable books Music in Renaissance Ferrara, 1400–1505: The Creation of a Musical Center in the Italian Renaissance (1984) and Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Process (1992), the latter the winner of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in 1993. He also served as general ed. of the series Studies in Musical Genesis and Structure (1984–98) and as co-ed. of the series Studies in Music History (from 1981), Beethoven Essays: Studies in Honor of Elliot Forbes (1984), Essays in Musicology: A Tribute to Alvin Johnson (1990), and the yearbook Beethoven Forum (from 1991).


J. Owens and A. Cummings, eds., Music in Renaissance Cities and Courts: Studies in Honor of L. L. (Warren, Mich., 1997).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire