Obituary: Sir Peter Platt, Musicologist

Sir Peter Platt was born in Sheffield but spent a lifetime merging the music of the edges in the antipodes: he regarded an understanding of the music of the regions as crucial and guided his students in their study of Maori and Aboriginal music, many becoming expert musicologists. Platt was Professor of Music at the University of Otago for twenty years, and was made a member of the Order of Australia earlier this year.

Sir Peter Platt: 1924 – 2000


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