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Carapetyan, Armen

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Carapetyan, Armen, eminent Persian-born American musicologist of Armenian descent; b. Isfahan, Oct. 11, 1908; d. Francestown, N.H., Sept. 5, 1992. He studied at the American Coll. in Tehran (diploma, 1927); after receiving training in violin and composition in Paris and N.Y., he continued composition studies with Malipiero; then took courses in musicology at Harvard Univ. (M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1945, with the diss. The “Musica nova” of Adriano Willaert, with Reference to the Humanistic Society of Sixteenth- Century Venice) . In 1945 he became founder-director of the American Inst. of Musicology with headquarters in Rome and Cambridge, Mass., where he diligently pursued his labors until 1980; he served as general ed. of Corpus Mensurabilis Musi-cae, Corpus Scriptorum de Musica, and Musicological Studies and Documents, and was ed. of the journal Musica Disciplina (from 1946). He contributed numerous important articles on the music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to U.S. and European journals. In 1979 he was made an honorary member of the American Musicological Soc

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