Peterson, Franklin Sievewright



Scotch professor and writer; born at Edinburgh. Franklin's musical education was received principally at Dresden, where C. A. Fisher was his organ teacher. In 1891 he was graduated Bachelor of Music from Oxford, receiving the same degree later from the University of Melbourne, where, since 1900, he has been Ormond Professor of Music. He has lectured at Edinburgh and other universities; been examiner at the University in his native city, at the Royal College of Music in London, and elsewhere. He founded and was president of the Edinburgh Bach Society. He has been a frequent contributor to the Musical Times, the Musical Monthly Record, and other papers; wrote nearly all the musical articles in the new edition of Chamber's Encyclopedia, and is the author of several educational works, Elements of Music; An Introduction to the Study of Theory; Pianists' Handbook; Handbook of Form; Catechism of Music; and has written some anthems, songs, and part-songs.