In Memoriam

Vivian Perlis, musicologist and Oral History of American Music founder

Vivian Perlis with the composer Aaron Copland.
Vivian Perlis with the composer Aaron Copland. (Image courtesy of the Yale School of Music)

Vivian Perlis, a musicologist, historian, and author best known as the founder and former director of Yale’s Oral History of American Music, died on July 4 at her home in Weston, Connecticut. She was 91 years old.

Read her full obituary in the New York Times

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