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Machabey, Armand

Machabey, Armand

Machabey, Armand, French musicologist; b. Pont-de- Roide, Doubs, May 7, 1886; d. Paris, Aug. 31, 1966. He studied with dTndy and Pirro, receiving his doctorat es lettres from the Univ. of Paris in 1928 with the diss. Essai sur les formules usuelles de la musique occidentale (des origines à la fin du XVe siècle), which was publ, in a rev. ed., Paris, 1955, as Genèse de la tonalité musicale classique.He was subsequently active as a music historian and essayist, and also one of the eds. of Larousse de la musique (Paris, 1957).


(all publ, in Paris unless otherwise given): Sommaire de la méthode en musicologie (1930); Le théâtre musicale en Trance (1933); Précis-manuel d’histoire de la musique (1942; 2nd ed., 1947); La musique des Hittites (Liège, 1945); La Vie et l’oeuvre d’Anton Bruckner (1945); Maurice Ravel (1947); Traité de la critique musicale (1947); Le “bel canto (1948); Portraits de trente compositeurs français (1950); Gemiamo Trescobaldi Terrarensis (1583–1643) (1952); La Musique et la medicine (1952); La Notation musicale (1952; 3rd ed., rev., 1971 by M. Huglo); Guillaume de Machaut: La Vie et l’oeuvre musicale (1955); Le cantillation manichéene: Notation hypothétique, métrique analogies (1956); Notations musicales non

modales des XIIe et XIIIe siècle (1957; 3rd ed., aug., 1959); Problèmes de notation musicale (1958); Mélanges musicologiques d’Aristoxène à Hucbald (1960); La Musicologie (1962; 2nd ed., 1969); Embryologie de la musique occidentale (1963); La Musique de danse (1966).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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