a virtual journal and essential blog of the classical music scene in greater Boston
Lee Eiseman, publisher; Robert Levin, advisor; David Moran, assisting editor; Bettina A. Norton, emerita editor
About: Alejandro Enrique Planchart
Alejandro Enrique Planchart is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of California. Born in Caracas in 1935, he studied there philosophy and literature as well as piano. Later he studied composition, piano, and harpsichord at Yale and music history at Harvard. He taught at Yale, the University of Victoria, Brandeis, Harvard, and the University of California, where he taught music history and occasionally composition in the music department and Latin paleography in the history department. In addition he conducted the early music ensembles and was a performer and conductor in concerts of the Ensemble for Contemporary Music. He has lectured and concertized in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and published over a hundred works including symphonies, songs, solo and chamber music, as well as articles and books on plainsong, Guillaume Du Fay and other Renaissance topics, Latin American music, and 20th century music. He has received a Yale Morse Fellowship, the Howard Brown award from Early Music America, the Arion Award from the Cambridge Early Music Society, and a Guggenheim fellowship, and the medal of the city of Tours (Loire). His study of Guillaume du Fay will appear in 2017 through Cambridge University Press.