Dictionary Addenda

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Last updated 09/08/2008, by Lydia Crowe

The world of classical music is perpetually growing, as contemporary performers and composers become established and works from the past are rediscovered. This page will store additional names not found in the original Pronouncing Dictionary of Music and Musicians. As before accented syllables are in ALL CAPS. See the Preface and Pronunciation Guidelines for more information.

- A -

Anderson • Leroy Anderson • luh-ROY AND-er-sun
Andjaparidze • Eteri Andjaparidze • EH-teh-ree UN-jah-pa-ree-dzeh
Avshalomov • Jacob Avshalomov • JAY-cub ahv-shaw-LOH-mov

- B -

Blechacz • Rafa? Blechacz • RAH-faw BLEK-ahsh
Buns • Benedictus Buns • beh-neh-DEEK-toos BOONS
Butt • Dame Clara Butt • DAYM CLAYR-uh
BUTT Butt • John Butt • JAHN BUTT
Butt • Yondani Butt • yahn-DAHN-nee BUTT
Buyse • Leone Buyse • lee-OH-nah BĪ-see

- C -

Carillon • Le Carillon de Cithere • luh kah-ree-ohn duh see-tair • (piece by Francois Couperin [frahn-swah kôô-p'rehn])
Cozzollani • Donna Chiara Margarita Cozzollani • DOHN-nah CHEEAR-rah mar-gah-REE-tah coh-tsoh-LAH-nee

- D -

Dinnerstein • Simone Dinnerstein • sih-MOH-nuh DIN-ner-stÄ«n

- E -

Egarr • Richard Egarr • RIH-churd EE-gahr
Ewazen • Eric Ewazen • EHR-rick ee-WAY-zen • [Ewazen is a shortened version of a Ukrainian name which was spelled: Ewaszczyszen.]

- F -

Fodor • Carolus Antonius (Antoine) Fodor • kah-ROH-lus un-TONE-ee-us (ahn-twan) FOH-dor

- H -

Hauschild • Wolf-Dieter Hauschild • vawlf DEE-tah HOW-shilt
Houkom • Alf Houkom • ALF HOW-kum

- J -

Jalbert • David Jalbert • dah-veed zhahl-behr
Jansen • Janine Jansen • zhah-NEEN YAHN-sen

- K -

Khachatryan • Lusine Khachatryan • LOO-sin-neh KAH-cha-tren
Khachatryan • Sergey Khachatryan • SAIR-gay KAH-cha-tren
Kondonassis • Yolanda Kondonassis • yoh-LAN-duh kahn-duh-NASS-sis

- L -

Lamon • Jeanne Lamon • JEEN lah-MAHN
Lausanne • lo-ZAHN • (City in Switzerland)
Le Carillon de Cithere • luh kah-ree-ohn duh see-tair • (Piece by Francois Couperin [frahn-swah kôô-p'rehn])
Lenth • Brian Lenth • BRĪ-un LENNT

- M -

Marcon • Andrea Marcon • ahn-DRAY-ah mar-KOHN
Mascitti • Michele Mascitti • mee-KEH-luh mah-SKEE-tee
Meder • Johann Gabriel Meder • YO-hunn GAH-bree-ell MAY-der
Meneses • Antonio Meneses • ahn-TOHN-neeoh muh-NEH-sess
Morel • Jorge Morel • HOR-hay mo-RAYL

- O -

Oceanides • oh-see-ahn-ih-deez • (Tone Poem by Jean Sibelius [zhahn sih-BAY-lihôôss])

- Q -

Queyras • Jean-Guihen Queyras • zhan ghee-yahn kay-rah

- R -

Ridout • Godfrey Ridout • GOD-free R?D-owt
Rudajev • Alexandre Rudajev • ah-leck-SAHN-der RÔÔ-dah-yev

- S -

Savall • Jordi Savall • JOR-dee sa-VAHL
Say • Fazil Say • fah-ZEEL SĪ
Skride • Baiba Skride • BĪ-buh SKREE-duh
Spongia (Sponga) • Francesco Spongia (also Usper) • frahn-CHESS-coh SPOHN-jeeah (OOH-spehr)
Starobin • David Starobin • DAY-vid STAIR-oh-bin
Sudbin • Yevgeny Sudbin • yehv-GYEH-nee SOOD-bin

- T -

Tharaud • Alexandre Tharaud • ah-leck-sahn-dr' tah-roh
Theofanadis • Christopher Theofanidis • KRISS-tuh-fer thee-off-uh-NEE-deez
Ticheli • Frank Ticheli • FRAYNK tih-KELL-lee
Trp?eski • Simon Trp?eski • SĪ-mun turp-CHESS-kee
Tyzik • Jeff Tyzik • JEFF TĪ-zick

- U -

Usper • Francesco Usper (nee: Sponga or Spongia) • frahn-CHESS-coh OOH-spehr (SPOHN-jeeah)

- V -

Volodos • Arcadi Volodos • ahr-KAH-dee VOHL-uh-dohs

- W -

Whitacre • Eric Whitacre • EHR-rick WIT-uh-kr'

- Y -

Yang • Xuefei Yang • shway-fay yahng

- Z -

Zehetmair • Thomas Zehetmair • TOH-mahs tseh-HET-mÄ«r