Edward Cone, music professor, pianist and composer, dies

Oct. 26, 2004 12:47 a.m.

Edward T. Cone, an esteemed music scholar, pianist and composer who was a member of the Princeton faculty since 1946, died Saturday, Oct. 23, following complications from open heart surgery. He was 87.

Cone, a Princeton alumnus, was a professor of music emeritus and a senior fellow of the Council of the Humanities emeritus.

"A legend in the field of music, Ed was all things at once -- a wonderful composer, inspired pianist and fabled lecturer," said Scott Burnham, chair of the Department of Music. "He contributed in countless ways to the intellectual life of the University for well over 50 years."

Cone, who spent his entire professional career at Princeton, retired in 1985. He received an honorary degree from the University in June.

More details are available in a news release.

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