Ralph P. Locke

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Ralph P. Locke
Academic work
InstitutionsEastman School of Music
Main interestsMusicology

Ralph P. Locke (born 1949) is an American music researcher and professor emeritus of musicology at Eastman School of Music in New York. He one of the most well known classical music critics in the United States. He founded the Eastman Studies in Music series.[1][2] He is a contributor to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and several other books, and has been editor of several journals. He is also "one of the most published musicologists on orientalism and music."[3] Locke earned his bachelor's degree at Harvard University and his doctorate at the University of Chicago.[4]

Selected works[change | change source]

  • Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, Cambridge University Press, 2015
  • Musical Exoticism: Images and Reflections, Cambridge University Press, 2009
  • Cultivating Music in America: Women Patrons and Activists since 1860, University of California Press, 1997
  • Music, Musicians, and the Saint-Simonians, University of Chicago Press, 1986

References[change | change source]

  1. Studies in Music Series Celebrates Landmark Volume[permanent dead link]
  2. "Ralph P. Locke".
  3. Claire Mabilat (2017), Orientalism and Representations of Music in the Nineteenth-Century British Popular Arts, p. 12, Routledge
  4. "Ralph P. Locke".