Claudia Von Canon
MIT Lecturer in Music, 1974-1991
Pianist, harpsichordist, singer, novelist
Claudia Von Canon (1923-2002) was born in Austria, and attended the Vienna Academy of Music, where she sang in the chorus under the noted conductor Ferdinand Grossmann, and studied harpsichord with Isolde Ahlgrimm. She was a vocal coach and harpsichordist for opera productions, and played chamber music. At MIT she was Lecturer in Music from 1974-1991, teaching courses in musicianship, music history, as well as courses in Latin. She was also the author of two historical novels.
Assisting with interview, 10/3/2001:
Lowell Lindgren, Professor of Music at MIT, joined the faculty in 1979. His research has focused on English and Italian opera and theater music. Subjects of courses taught include music from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as well as American music.