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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Gerard Béhague Papers

Audio and Video Recordings

The Benson Latin American Collection

Gerard Béhague Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator Béhague, Gerard
Title Gerard Béhague Papers
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Abstract Personal and professional papers of ethnomusicologist Gerard Béhague include correspondence, written works, musical recordings, sheet music, records of the Latin American Music Review, and collected materials. Collection is unprocessed and access is limited.
Accession No. 2006-22
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent approx. 25 linear feet
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Contents Note

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.

Please note that the collection is currently unprocessed. Until processing is complete the collection may be made partially available to researchers only under limited circumstances. Please contact the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room for more information.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Limited access allowed until processing is complete.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Gerard Béhague Papers, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

 

Gerard Béhague Papers

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Access is limited until the papers have been processed. Please contact the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room for more information.

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Audio and Video Recordings

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The Béhague papers include approximately 515 7 in. reel-to-reel audio tapes, 350 cassette tapes, 40 CDs, and 18 VHS video tapes. Of those, approximately 50 of Béhague's own performance recordings have been digitized for preservation from the original reel-to-reel tapes. For more information contact the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.

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