Portrait of Desmond Hosford Desmond Hosford
Senior Editor

RILM International Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3108
New York, NY 10016-4309

Phone: 1 212 817 8601
email: dhosford@rilm.org


Desmond Hosford holds a Ph.D. in musicology and a Ph.D. in French from The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. He specializes in and has published widely on 17th- and 18th-century French tragedy, tragédie en musique, the Bourbon court of France, early modern gender and sexuality, and animal philosophy. He is also an active harpsichordist. Desmond’s responsibilities at RILM include accessing, translating, editing, and indexing French, Italian, and Dutch material, particularly in historical musicology classes emphasizing the Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, and Romantic periods, opera and dramatic arts, keyboard instruments, and literature. Desmond is the director of the Foundation for French and Francophone Musical Cultures at the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation.