Braudo, Yevgeni Maximovich

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BRAUDO, YEVGENI MAXIMOVICH (1882–1939), musicologist. Born in Riga, Braudo studied music at the Riga Music School (1891–97) and philology at St. Petersburg University (graduating in 1911). He studied music history with Hugo Riemann and Hermann Kretzchmar in Germany. Braudo was appointed professor at the Russian Institute of Art History in 1921 and later professor at Leningrad University. He contributed music criticism to Pravda and was music editor of the first edition of the Bolshaya Sovetskaya Entsiklopediya. He wrote a history of music in three volumes (1922–27) as well as works on Bach, Wagner, Borodin, Nietzsche, Beethoven, Schubert, E.T.A. Hoffman, and the foundations of material culture in music.