Alejandro Planchart, Venezuelan-born American musicologist, Died at 83

Alejandro Enrique Planchart was born on July 29, 1935, and died on April 28. 2019.

He was a Venezuelan-American musicologist, conductor, and author.

He was viewed as one of the main researchers on the music of Guillaume Du Fay; all the more comprehensively, he was a pro on the music of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Planchart was conceived in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to the United States to learn at Yale University, where he got the degrees of Mus.B. (1958) and Mus.M. (1960).

Planchart got his Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1971, with an exposition on the medieval English original copy source, the Winchester Troper, later transformed into a two-volume consider with the release.

Planchart instructed at Yale for quite a long while and established the Cappella Cordina, an early-music gathering that mixed students, graduate understudies and individuals from the network.

During 1977 he joined the staff at the University of California, Santa Barbara and restored the Cappella there. He was made Professor Emeritus of the University of California in 2006.

His Festschrift, “Qui musicam in se habet“: Essays in Honor of Alejandro Enrique Planchart, co-altered by Anna Zaruznaya, Bonnie Blackburn, and Stanley Boorman, was distributed by the American Institute of Musicology in 2015.

Planchart kept on distributing numerous articles and insightful versions following retirement, including the authoritative two-volume, Guillaume Du Fay: The Life and Works (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Among his various distributions are passages in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (both the 1980 release and the 2001 version) on Cristóbal de Morales, Clemens non Papa, Guillaume Du Fay, St. Military, St. Nerve, Venezuelan spots and performers, and different subjects.

What’s more, he led various live exhibitions and recording sessions, generally of early music, numerous on the Lyrichord and Musical Heritage Society names.

Planchart passed away at 83 years old in Santa Barbara, California.