Treitler, Leo, learned German-born American musicologist; b. Dortmund, Jan. 26, 1931. He emigrated to the U.S. and became a naturalized American citizen in 1946. He studied at the Univ. of Chicago (B.A., 1950; M.A., 1957), pursued training in composition with Blacher at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (1957-58), and completed his education at Princeton Univ. (M.F.A., 1960; Ph.D., 1966, with the diss. The Aauitanian Repertories of Sacred Monody in the 11th and 1 2th Centuries). After teaching at Princeton Univ. (1960-61), the Univ. of Chicago (1962-66), and Brandeis Univ. (1966-75), he became a prof, at the State Univ. of N.Y. at Stony Brook in 1974. In 1987 he was made a Distinguished Prof, at the Graduate Center of the City Univ. of N.Y In 1996 he was made an honorary member of the American Musi-cological Soc. and in 1997 a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His valuable articles on the music of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance, as well as on the philosophy and historiography of music, have appeared in many scholarly journals. He publ. Music and the Historical Imagination (1989) and the rev. edition of Strunk’s Source Readings in Music History (1998).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire