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In memoriam : Alejandro Planchart (1935-2019)

Cher amis,

Nous venons d'apprendre la triste nouvelle du décès d'Alejandro Planchart.

Alejandro Planchart fait partie des premiers fidèles du réseau Réseau Musicologie Médiévale et m'a toujours soutenu dans mes projets.

Je garderai en mémoire nous échanges réguliers, et en particulier lors ma contribution à son article "Fragments of an Eleventh-Century Beneventan Gradual".

Merci cher Alejandro pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour l'étude de la musique médiévale, du chant bénéventain jusqu'à Guillaume Dufay....

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Comment by Anthea Grasselli on May 16, 2019 at 14:31

Very sad to know this only today. R.I.P.

A difficult individual to replace, since he had so much knowledge/kindness. As a result, surely he wil be missed from many.

Comment by Eric Rice on April 30, 2019 at 22:21

He was one of the colorful characters who make conferences so interesting. I had a lot of great conversations with him — and about him! He was so animated that it's hard to imagine he's gone. 

Comment by Joel Cohen on April 29, 2019 at 21:38

I first met Alexandro at Harvard in 1963...such a long acquaintanceship, including earnest debates and even disagreements. But I am so sorry that the rich conversation is now, finally, over. 

Comment by Giovanni Zanovello on April 29, 2019 at 12:16

I am saddened, I was hoping (perhaps unreasonably) that we could continue talking to him for many years and trade thoughts about early music. I owe Alejandro a lot--ideas, acts of kindness small and big, encouragement. In paradisum deducant te angeli, Alejandro!

Comment by Manuel Pedro Ferreira on April 29, 2019 at 11:07

A great scholar and gracious man, but also a fine composer (I could hear some of his scores at Santa Barbara, when I visited him), and outspoken critic of political barbarism.

Comment by Peter Urquhart on April 29, 2019 at 10:51

That is sad news. Just yesterday I sent some details to a grad student that Alejandro had shared with me. And now he is gone. He will be missed.

Comment by Leofranc Holford-Strevens on April 29, 2019 at 9:11

A great man, so wise, so musical, such a fount of knowledge about music from the Middle Ages to the present, and such wonderful company.

Comment by Warwick Edwards on April 29, 2019 at 8:35

An inspirational colleague. Generous in every sense of the word. And wonderful company. He'll be much missed. Warwick

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