Alfred Mann (musicologist)

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Alfred Mann
Born (1917-04-28)April 28, 1917
Hamburg
Died September 21, 2006(2006-09-21) (aged 89)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Nationality German, and later
U. S. citizen
Alma mater Berlin Academy of Music
Occupation Musicologist, writer
Known for Translation[1][2][3] of
Gradus ad Parnassum by Johann Fux
Notes
Alfred Mann had to flee[4] Germany because of the Nazis before World War II.

Alfred Mann (April 28, 1917 – September 21, 2006), was a writer in musical theory and Professor Emeritus of Musicology[4] at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Biography[edit]

Alfred Mann left Germany before World War II and moved to Italy where he only could stay shortly. In 1938, Mann had to leave Italy, because of a Mussolini mandate, and Mann moved to the USA. After a long career, Mann became Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School in 1980.

Important Writings[edit]

In 1943, Mann made the first translation[1] of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum into English. The translation contained the preface, pages 41 – 139 and page 279 of the original work.

In 1958, Mann translated[2][3] into English, the part of Gradus ad Parnassum that concerned the composition of a fugue, pages 140 – 217 of the original work.

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