Philip Rupprecht

Professor of Music

105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665 Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0665
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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


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

Rupprecht, P. "Thematic Drama in Early Peter Maxwell Davies: Op. 1 to the First Taverner Fantasia." Maxwell Davies Studies. Ed. K Gloag and N Jones. Cambridge University Press, 2009. 45-78.

Rupprecht, P. "The Chamber Music." The Cambridge Companion to Benjamin Britten. Ed. M Cooke. Cambridge University Press, 1999. 245-59.