R. D. Darrell

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Music Research

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-13-1903

Died: 05-01-1988

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

DARRELL, ROBERT DONALDSON:  Appointed for the writing of a book making possible for the listener a new approach to musical experience by the use of mechanical media—phonograph, radio and sound film; tenure, twelve months from May 1, 1939.

Born December 13, 1903, at Newton, Massachusetts. Education:  Harvard University, 1922; New England Conservatory of Music, 1923–25.

Publications:  The Gramophone Shop Encyclopedia of Recorded Music, 1936. Articles in Hound & Horn, Sewanee Review, Phonograph Monthly Review, disques, The Gramophone, Music Lovers’ Guide, Musical Mercury, Opera Magazine, New Masses, Boston Evening Transcript. Contributor to International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 1939; Music Lovers’ Encyclopedia, 1939.