Philip Rupprecht

Professor of Music

Office: 
105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665 Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0665
Campus Box: 
90665
Office Hours: 
MW 10-12  Appointments - email: cecelia.goldman@duke.edu

Philip Rupprecht specializes in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His recent writings engage concepts of narrative in operatic drama, the trope of stereotype in the formation of national traditions in music, and agency effects in instrumental music. His new book, British Musical Modernism, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Radio interview: Philip Rupprecht discusses his book British Musical Modernism

Education

  • Ph.D. 1993, Yale University
  • M.Phil. 1991, Yale University
  • B.A. 1988, University of Cambridge (UK)

Tonality Since 1950. Ed. F Woerner, U Scheideler, and P Rupprecht. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017. (Edited Book)

Rethinking Britten. Ed. P Rupprecht. Oxford University Press, 2013. (Edited Book)

Tonality 1900-1950: Concept and Practice. Ed. F Woerner, U Scheideler, and P Rupprecht. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012. (Edited Book)

Rupprecht, P. Britten’s Musical Language. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Rupprecht, P. "Britten's Unquiet Pasts: Sound and Memory in Postwar Reconstruction." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY 68.3 (2015): 698-703. Full Text

Rupprecht, P. "Serenade for Strings." NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC REVIEW 10.2 (December 2013): 390-394. Full Text

Rupprecht, P. "British Music and Modernism, 1895-1960." MUSIC & LETTERS 93.1 (February 2012): 103-106. Full Text

Rupprecht, P. "Review: Matthew Riley, ed., "British Music and Modernism, 1895-1960"." Music and Letters 93 (2012): 103-06.

Rupprecht, P. "Review: Jonathan Cross, The Stravinsky Legacy." Journal of the American Musicological Society 56 (2003): 498-507.

Rupprecht, P. "Review: Anthony Pople, ed., Theory, Analysis and Meaning in Music." Journal of Music Theory 41 (1997): 157-75.

Rupprecht, P. "Review: Kyle Gann, The music of Conlon Nancarrow." Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter 27 (1997): 5-7.

Rupprecht, P. "Review: Andrew Mead, An Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt." Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter 25 (1996): 12-14.

Rupprecht, P. "Images in Sound: Movement, Harmony and Colour in the Early Music." The Music of Simon Holt. Ed. D Charlton. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell, June 2017. (Chapter)

Rupprecht, P. "Tonality Rediscovered: Oliver Knussen and the Musical ‘Object’ in the 1970s." Tonality Since 1950. Ed. F Woerner, U Scheideler, and P Rupprecht. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, February 2017. 209--231. (Chapter)

Rupprecht, P. "Quickenings of the Heart: Notes on Rhythm and Tempo in Britten’s Music." Benjamin Britten Studies: Essays on an Inexplicit Art. Ed. V Stroeher and J Vickers. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2017. 317-345. (Chapter)

Rupprecht, P, Woerner, F, and Scheideler, U. "Introduction." Tonality Since 1950. Ed. F Woerner, U Scheideler, and P Rupprecht. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2017. 9-24. (Introduction)

Rupprecht, P. "Introduction: Britten’s Music and Its Audiences." Rethinking Britten. Ed. P Rupprecht. Oxford University Press, 2013. xv-xxxi.

Rupprecht, P. "Agency Effects in the Instrumental Drama of Musgrave and Birtwistle." Music and Narrative Since 1900. Ed. ML Klein and N Reyland. Indiana University Press, 2013. 189-215.

Rupprecht, P. "Britten and the Avant-Garde in the 1950s." Rethinking Britten. Ed. P Rupprecht. Oxford University Press, 2013. 131-55.

Rupprecht, P. "Mechanical Song: Birtwistle’s Rhythmic Imagination." Birtwistle Studies. Ed. D Beard, K Gloag, and N Jones. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013.

Rupprecht, P. "Among the Ruined Languages: Britten’s Triadic Modernism, 1930-1940." Tonality 1900-1950: Concept and Practice. Ed. F Woerner, U Scheideler, and P Rupprecht. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2012. 223-245.

Rupprecht, P, Woerner, F, and Scheideler, U. "Introduction." Tonality 1900-1950: Concept and Practice. Ed. F Woerner, U Scheideler, and P Rupprecht. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2012. 11-22. (Introduction)

Pages

Philip Rupprecht, . "Above and beyond the bass: harmony and texture in George Benjamin’s Viola, Viola." Tempo: a quarterly review of modern music 59 (April 2005): 28-38. (Academic Article)

Philip Rupprecht, . "Tonal stratification and Uncertainty in Britten’s music." Journal of Music Theory 40.2 (October 1996): 311-346. (Academic Article)

Music MD Biddle 2017 Proposal awarded by Mary Duke Biddle Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2017

Tonality 1900-1950: Concept and Practice awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2011