Noske, Frits (Rudolf)

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Noske, Frits (Rudolf)

Noske, Frits (Rudolf), Dutch musicologist; b. The Hague, Dec. 13, 1920; d. Ariolo, Switzerland, Sept. 15, 1993. He studied cello and theory at the Amsterdam Cons, and at the Royal Cons, in The Hague (1940–45), then pursued musicological training with Bernet Kempers and Smits van Waesberghe at the Univ. of Amsterdam (Ph.D., 1954, with the diss. La Mélodie française de Berlioz à Duparc; publ, in Amsterdam, 1954; Eng. tr., rev., 1970); also had lessons with Masson at the Sorbonne in Paris (1949–50). He taught music history at the Amsterdam Cons, and at the Bussum Toonkunst Music School; was librarian at the Amsterdam Music Library (1951–54), and subsequently was its director (1954–68); also was a reader in musicology at the Univ. of Leiden (1965–68) and prof. of musicology at the Univ. of Amsterdam (from 1968).


Forma formans: Een strutuuranalytische méthode, toegepast op de instrumentale muziek van Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (Amsterdam, 1969; Eng. tr., rev., 1976, in the International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, VII); The Signifier and the Signified: Studies in the Operas of Mozart and Verdi (The Hague, 1977); Sweelinck (Oxford, 1988); Saints and Sinners: The Latin Musical Dialogue in the Seventeenth Century (Oxford, 1992).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire