Musicology News

R. Larry Todd's new music textbook, "Discovering Music"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
"R. Larry Todd's engaging approach teaches students both how and why to listen, emphasizing the relevance of course content to students' lives and highlighting connections between music, history, and other art forms." -- Oxford University Press website R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences... Read More »

Royal College of Music performs Fanny Hensel's Easter Sonata, attributed to Hensel by Angela Mace Christian (Ph.D. musicology, 2013)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
In 2010, while a musicology graduate student at Duke, Angela Mace Christian obtained access to an original manuscript held in a private collection. She recognized Hensel's handwriting and musical style, but also that the pages she was holding were those missing from a volume of Hensel's works.... Read More »

Jean-Paul Montagnier (Ph.D. 1994): "The Polyphonic Mass in France, 1600-1780" (Cambridge UP, May 2017)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Though the musical settings of the Ordinarium missæ and of the Missa pro defunctis have been the subject of countless studies, the stylistic evolution of the polyphonic masses composed in France during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries has been... Read More »

Alumnus Charles Youmans publishes "Mahler & Strauss: In Dialogue"

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Mahler & Strauss: In Dialogue was released by Indiana University Press in September 2016. The book "reconstructs the 24-year relationship between Mahler and Strauss" using a wealth of documentary material. Charles Youmans's research deals with musical aesthetics in late... Read More »

Thomas Brothers's "Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism" receives Irving Lowens Book Award

Monday, March 21, 2016
In awarding the prize the committee writes: "Armstrong is the central figure in the creation of jazz, and Brothers’ Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism is the first critical study to do him justice. This book follows Louis Armstrong through a crucial phase of his life, from his... Read More »

Philip Rupprecht's "British Musical Modernism: the Manchester Group & their Contemporaries"

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
British Musical Modernism explores the works of eleven key composers to reveal the rapid shifts of expression and technique that transformed British art music in the post-war period. Responding to radical avant-garde developments in mainland Europe, the Manchester Group composers - Alexander... Read More »

Kirsten Santos Rutschman receives Fulbright Award for 2015-16

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Musicology graduate student Kirsten Santos Rutschman has received the Fulbright U.S. Student Award. She will spend the 2015-16 academic year in Sweden, mainly in Stockholm and Uppsala, fostering mutual understanding through cultural exchange and conducting archival research for her dissertation on... Read More »