William Carragan

American musicologist William Carragan was born in Troy, New York on 18 July 1937. Following the careers of both his parents, pianist and composer Martha Beck and physicist George Howard Carragan, he studied piano with Stanley Hummel and  Gilbert Kalish, and harpsichord with Louis Bagger, but became a physicist and science teacher (1965-2001).

As a musicologist, he was a Bruckner expert, and became an editor for the Vienna-based Bruckner Collected Edition. He produced new editions of various Bruckner symphonies, including a completion of Bruckner's Symphony No 9 which has been widely performed and recorded. He also made completions of several Schubert piano sonatas and a four movement version of Schubert's Symphony No 8, and he made arrangements of music by J S Bach and Vivaldi.

William Carragan died in Troy, New York on 9 June 2024, aged eighty-six, following a stroke.