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Ottó Károlyi (born in Paris, and with a Hungarian background[1]), having studied in Budapest, Vienna, and London, was a musicologist and the Senior Lecturer of Music at the University of Stirling, Scotland, where he founded the Music department and remained employed even after the department's closure.[2] He died in October 2016.

Personal lifeEdit

Károlyi married Heather Goodare in 1957; they had a son, born in 1971 but the marriage broke up.[1]


  • (1965). Introducing Modern Music. ISBN 978-0-14-013114-7.
  • (1980). Musik. Ein Führer zum besseren Verstehen (Music. A guide for better understanding) ISBN 9783473430758.
  • (1994). Modern British Music: The Second British Musical Renaissance--From Elgar to P. Maxwell Davies. ISBN 978-0-8386-3532-2.
  • (1996). Modern American Music--From Charles Ives to the Minimalists. ISBN 978-0-8386-3725-8.
  • (1999). Traditional African And Oriental Music ISBN 9780140231076.
  • (2000). La grammatica della musica (The grammar of music) ISBN 9788806154448.
  • (2004). Introducing Modern Music ISBN 978-0140131147.
  • (2005). Introducción a la música del siglo XX (Introduction to music of the 20th Century) ISBN 978-8420637822.