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Chailley, Jacques

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Chailley, Jacques, eminent French musicologist and composer; b. Paris, March 24, 1910; d. Montpellier, Jan. 21, 1999. He studied composition with Boulanger, Delvincourt, and Busser, musicology with Pirro, Rokseth, and Smijers, and conducting with Mengelberg and Monteux; he also took courses in medieval French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris (1932–36; Ph.D., 1952, with two dissertations: L’École musicale de Saint-Martial de Limoges jusqu’à la fin du XI e siècle [publ, in Paris, 1960] and Chansons de Gautier du Coinci [publ, as Les Chansons à la Vierge de Gautier de Coinci in Monuments de la musique ancienne, XV, 1959]). He was general secretary (1937–47), vice-principal (1947–51), and prof, of the choral class (1951–53) at the Paris Cons.; from 1952 to 1979 he was director of the Inst. of Musicology at the Univ. of Paris; also taught at the Paris Lycée La Fontaine (1951–69); from 1962 to 1981 he was director of the Schola Can-torum. He wrote authoritatively on many subjects, including medieval music, the music of ancient Greece, music history, and the music of Bach, Mozart, Wagner, and others.

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