Walter Salmen

German musicologist

Walter Salmen was born in 1926, in Paderborn, Germany.

His career as a musicologist began after studying musicology, history, philosophy, composition, and organ at the University of Heidelberg, at the church music institute there, and after completing his doctorate in 1949 at the University of Münster.

1926 - 2013

Martin Ruhnke

German musicologist

Martin Ruhnke was a German musicologist. His main areas of research were the music theory of early baroque music, Italian baroque opera and the life and work of Georg Philipp Telemann.

Full biography at Wikipedia.

1921 - 2004

Michal Smoira-Cohn

Israeli Musicologist

Born in Tel Aviv, Michal Smoira-Cohn studied at the Palestine Academy of Music (graduated 1947), and later at Uppsala University in Sweden (1956-1958). Among her many activities in Israel's music scene are, to name a few: Editor of Bat Kol magazine; director of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra; music critic for Ha'aretz newspaper; and lecturer at Tel Aviv University and at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. Her writings discuss subjects such as Israeli folksongs, and various phases in the history of Jewish music.


Picture by Etan J. Tal, under CC license.