Zoltan Roman

Zoltan Roman. Musicologist, oboist, b Miskolc, Hungary, 7 Jun 1936, naturalized Canadian 1962; B MUS (British Columbia) 1962, MA (Toronto) 1965, PH D (Toronto) 1970. He studied the oboe in Miskolc and played in its State SO and State Opera until 1956.

Roman, Zoltan

Zoltan Roman. Musicologist, oboist, b Miskolc, Hungary, 7 Jun 1936, naturalized Canadian 1962; B MUS (British Columbia) 1962, MA (Toronto) 1965, PH D (Toronto) 1970. He studied the oboe in Miskolc and played in its State SO and State Opera until 1956. He arrived in Canada in 1957 and played 1959-60 in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He has taught at the University of Toronto, and at the University of Calgary 1966-. He is recognized as a Mahler scholar and has contributed material on Mahler's career in Hungary and the United States to Kurt Blaukopf's Mahler, a documentary biography. He contributed the scholarly apparatus to Hans and Rosaleen Moldenhauer's Anton von Webern (1980). Roman was president 1985-7 of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Musicological Soc no date has been a board member of the Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft and the International Webern Society. He was editor 1977-9 of the CAUSM J (now CUMR) and served 1980-9 on the editorial board of CUMR. In 1982 he became co-editor of Periodica Musica. He has edited several vocal works for the critical collected works of Gustav Mahler.

Selected Writings

'Mahler's songs and their influence on his symphonic thought,' PH D thesis, University of Toronto 1970.

'Toward an original format of Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen,' CAUSM J, vol 1, Fall 1971

'Higher music education in Canada,' New Patterns of Musical Behaviour (Vienna 1972)

'Connotative irony in Mahler's Todtenmarsch in "Callots Manier,"' MQ, vol 59, Apr 1973.

Anton von Webern - An Annotated Bibliography (Detroit 1983)

'Musicology in Canada 1980-1987,' Acta musicologica, vol 60, Sep-Dec 1988.

Gustav Mahler's American Years 1907-1911 (New York 1989)