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Gerard Béhague Papers
Ethnomusicologist Gerard Béhague was a specialist in Brazilian and Andean music. He was born in France and grew up in Brazil, where he studied at at the National School of Music of the University of Brazil and the Brazilian Conservatory of Music. He received a master's degree in musicology at the Sorbonne in Paris, and a Ph.D. in musicology from Tulane University in 1966. He taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Texas at Austin.
Béhague was the author of numerous works including Performance Practice: Ethnomusicological Perspectives, Music In Latin America: An Introduction, and Heitor Villa-Lobos: The Search for Brazil's Musical Soul. Founded and edited the Latin American Music Review. He was president of the society for Ethnomusicology from 1979 to 1981. In 1994 he was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Music, and in 1997 the Brazilian government awarded him the title of Commander of the Order of Rio Branco. Gerard Béhague died on June 13, 2005.
The personal and professional papers of ethnomusicologist Dr. Gerard Béhague include correspondence, written works, musical recordings, sheet music, records of the Latin American Music Review, and collected materials.
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Cite as: Gerard Béhague Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.