Musicologist cries harrassment against eminent colleaguemain
Most who knew him agree that the late Alejandro Planchart was a gentle man and a courteous colleague.
Kendra Preston Leonard begs to differ.
Ms Leonard is, by her own description, ‘ a musicologist and music theorist whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare.’
On the topic ‘Alejandro Planchart, 1935-2019’ at the official discussion site for the American Musicological Society, here is what Ms Leonard writes: ‘Given the numerous cases of his harassment and other inappropriate behavior towards women (and the fact that he was fired because of it), I hope the AMS’s obit is an honest one and not another life-review that erases the harm he did.’
No evidence is offered.