Obituary – Raymond Herbert Haggh

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: March 31, Obituaries

Raymond Herbert Haggh, 90, died March 13 in Fort Worth, Texas. Haggh was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1973-19778) and director of the School of Music (1977-1983).

Haggh was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Chicago, Ill., to Herbert and Helen Haggh. He was the eldest of three children. Haggh served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945.

Haggh graduated from Indiana University with a doctorate in music in 1961. He served as a university professor at Memphis State College and UNL. His achievements while at UNL include a Nebraska Legislative Award and UNL Distinguished Teaching Award (1985), George Howard Louise Pound award (1990), and appointment as Steinhardt Distinguised Professor Music (1987). He published two major translations from German into English, Riemann’s “History of Music Theory,” and D.G. Türk’s “School of Clavier Playing.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilde. The two were married for 57 years.

Haggh is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Michel Huglo, and Karen and Kevin Hall; and sister, Gloria Linstead.

In lieu of flowers, gifts are requested to the Dr. Raymond Haggh Memorial Fund. Make checks payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation, 1010 Lincoln Mall, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508, with Haggh Memorial Fund in the check memo section. All donations will support UNL’s music library.

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