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Professor John Butt FBA

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About this Fellow

Music History USA, Canada and/or Mexico Resident in California for 9 years Central Europe Much work on German musical culture



Current post

  • Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Music, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley, 1989 - 1997
  • Lecturer in Music, University of Cambridge, 1997 - 2001
  • Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow, 2001
  • Research Fellow, Magdalene College University of Cambridge, 1987 - 1989
  • Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow, University of Glasgow, 2001


Playing with History 2002

Bach Interpretation 1990

Cambridge History of 17th Century Music 2005

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