Strohm, Reinhard, German musicologist; b. Munich, Aug. 4, 1942. He studied with Georgiades at the Univ. of Munich and Dahlhaus at Berlin’s Technical Univ. (Ph.D., 1971, with the diss. Italienische Opernarien des frühen Settecento [1720-1730], 2 vols., Cologne, 1976). He was asst. ed. of the Richard-Wagner-Ausgabe (1970-81), and also lectured on music at King’s Coll., Univ. of London (1975-83). Strohm then was prof. of music history at Yale Univ. (from 1983). In 1990 he rejoined the faculty of King’s Coll., where he served as director of its Inst. for Advanced Musical Studies from 1991. He publ, several valuable books, among them Music in Late Medieval Bruges (1985), Essays on Handel and Italian Opera (1985), Music in Late Medieval Europe (1987), The Rise of European Music, 1380-1500 (1993), and Dramma per musica: Italian Opera Seria in the Eighteenth Century (1997).
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