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List of famous musicologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top musicologists in the world? This includes the most prominent musicologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable musicologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic musicologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned musicologists.

Items on this list include Ottorino Respighi and Michael Nyman.

From reputable, prominent, and well known musicologists to the lesser known musicologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the musicologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous musicologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous musicologists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
Ottorino Respighi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Musicologists
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Ottorino Respighi was an Italian composer, musicologist and conductor. He is best known for his orchestral music, particularly the three Roman tone poems: Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome, and Roman Festivals. His musicological interest in 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century music led him to compose ...more

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Colin McPhee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Musicologists
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Colin McPhee was a Canadian composer and musicologist. He is primarily known for being the first Western composer to make an ethnomusicological study of Bali, and for the quality of that work. He also composed music influenced by that of Bali and Java decades before such compositions that were based ...more

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Paul Henry Lang


Paul Henry Lang was a Hungarian-American musicologist and music critic. Lang was born in Budapest, Hungary, and was educated in Catholic schools. In 1918, as World War I was coming to an end, he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army though he had not completed school, and sent to the Italian ...more

Alan Lomax is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Musicologists
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Alan Lomax was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker. Lomax also produced recordings, concerts, and radio shows in the US and in ...more

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