Supičić, Ivo, Yugoslav musicologist; b. Zagreb, July 18, 1928. He studied piano at the Zagreb Academy of Music, graduating in 1953; worked with C.N.R.S. in Paris (1960-63) while studying musicology at the Sorbonne (Ph.D., 1962, with the diss. Elementi sociologie muzike; publ. in an aug. ed., N.Y., 1987, as Music in Society: A Guide to the Sociology of Music). He taught at the musicology dept. of the Zagreb Academy of Music (from 1964) and then at Harvard Univ. (1967-68); served on the editorial board of the journals Acta Musicologica and Arti Musices; also was ed. of the International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. His numerous publications focus on sociological aspects of music, especially that of the 20th century. In addition to his valuable diss., he also publ. La Musique expressive (Paris, 1957). S. Tuksar ed. a Festschrift in his honor (Zagreb, 1993).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire