Death of centenarian musicologist

Death of centenarian musicologist


norman lebrecht

March 26, 2021

Professor Paul Bryan of Duke University, an expert in the music of Johann Baptist Wanhal, has died at the age of 101.

He also conducted the college wind band.


  • yujafan says:

    a wind band sounds perfect for a musicologist to conduct – he must have been in his element

  • Zandonai says:

    According to Wikipedia, Johann Baptist Wanhal (1813-1739, age 74) – “a Czech classical music composer. His music was well respected by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. He died having never married, and never had any children. His life was rather long and lacked stress.”

    Might his music be as boring and forgettable as his Wiki bio? That’s why we’ve never heard of this guy.