Wyzewa (Wyzewski), Théodore (Teodor) de

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Wyzewa (Wyzewski), Théodore (Teodor) de

Wyzewa (Wyzewski), Théodore (Teodor) de , noted Polish-born French musicologist; b. Kalushin, Russian Poland, Sept. 12,1862; d. Paris, April 7, 1917. In 1869 his parents settled in France. He was educated in Beauvais, Paris, and at the Univ. of Nancy (licence-ès-lettres, 1882). In 1884 he founded in Paris, with Edouard Dujardin, the Revue Wagnérienne, which, until it ceased publication in 1888, did much to advance the cause of Wagner in France. Wyzewa’s importance as a musicologist rests upon his research concerning the life and work of Mozart, about whom he publ. new facts in “Recherches sur la jeunesse de Mozart/’ in the Revue des Deux Mondes (1904-5), and in Wolfgang Amédée Mozart. Sa vie musicale et son oeuvre, de l’enfance à la pleine maturité (with G. de Saint-Foix; 2 vols., Paris, 1912; 3 more vols, added by Saint-Foix in 1937,1940, and 1946). Wyzewa also wrote Beethoven et Wagner (Paris, 1898; new ed., 1914). He also ed. 20 piano sonatas of Clementi with a biographical notice (vol. I, Paris, 1917; vol. II, by H. Expert).


P. Delsemme, Teodor de Wyzewa et le cosmopolitisme littéraire en France à l’époque du symbolisme (Brussels, 1967); N. di Girolamo, Teodor de Wyzewa: dal symbolismo ad tradizionalismo 1885-87 (Bologna, 1969).

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