John Baron, Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University

John Baron

Professor Emeritus; Musicology



P.h.D., Brandeis University
M.A., Harvard University


Formerly The Louise Rebecca Schawe and Williedell Schawe ’16 Memorial Professor of Music

M.A., historical musicology, Harvard University, 1959

Ph.D., historical musicology, Brandeis University, 1967

Monographs and Editions

  1. Baroque Music: A Research and Information Guide (New York: Garland Pub., 1993)
  2. Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide (New York: Garland Pub., 1987); 2nd edition (New York: Routledge, 2002)
  3. A History of Chamber Music (Stuyvesant, New York: Pendragon Press, 1998)
  4. ed., The Brasov Tablature (Brasov Music Manuscript 808): German Keyboard Studies 1680-1684 (Madison, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 1982)
  5. ed., Les Fées des Forêts de S. Germain, Ballet de Cour, 1625, With Transcription of the Text and Music for Act II (New York: Dance Perspectives Foundation / Marcel Dekker, 1975)
  6. ed., Obras completas de Cristobal Galan, 11 volumes (Henryville, Pennsylvania: Institute of Mediaeval Music, 1982-2007)
  7. ed., Piano Music from New Orleans, 1851-1898 (New York: Da Capo, 1980)
  8. ed., Walter S. Jenkins, The Remarkable Mrs. Beach, American Composer: A Biographical Account Based on Her Diaries, Letters, Newspaper Clippings, and Personal Reminiscences (Warren, Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 1994)
  9. ed., Spanish Art Song in the Seventeenth Century, Translations and Text Commentary by Daniel L. Heiple (Madison, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 1985)
  10. Music in Jewish History and Culture, co-authored with Emanuel Rubin (Sterling Heights, MI: Harmonie Park Press, 2006)
  11. Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2013)


  1. Acta musicologica
  2. Bericht über den internationalen musikwissenschaftlichen Kongress Bonn 1970
  3. Current Musicology
  4. The Grove Opera
  5. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
  6. Journal of the American Musicological Society
  7. The Musical Quarterly
  8. Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
  9. The New American Grove
  10. The New Grove Dictionary
  11. Report of the Eleventh Congress of the International Musicological Society, Copenhagen 1972
  12. World Book Encyclopaedia
  13. Perspectives on American Music since 1950, ed. Heintze
  14. Critica Music, Essays in Honor of Paul Brainard, ed. John Knowles
  15. Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
  16. Short Jewish History
  17. American Music
  18. Musica Judaica
  19. Satchmo Meets Amadeus, ed. Reinhold Wagnleitner.

Awards and Fellowships

  1. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  2. American Council of Learned Societies
  3. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  4. Fulbright Commission
  5. National Endowment for the Humanities