Graduate News

"Beethoven's Cello"

R. Larry Todd's "Beethoven’s Cello" awarded the 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
R. Larry Todd co-authored Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World with Marc Moskovitz. The book, published by Boydell & Brewer, discusses the cultural and historical contexts of Beethoven's cello sonatas. It is the first English-language book to examine... Read More »
Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) wins Music & Letters 100th Anniversary Competition

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Music & Letters was first published in January 1920. With the journal's 100th anniversary approaching, Music & Letters conducted a prize competition during 2018 to find the best original articles in musicology. Geoffroy-Schwinden's "Music as Feminine Capital..." and... Read More »
Lily Hirsch's Landau book

Lily Hirsch's (Ph.D. musicology, 2006) new book "Anneliese Landau's Life in Music: Nazi Germany to Émigré California"

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Adapted from the publisher's webpage. A detailed and moving account of the life of Anneliese Landau, who earned a PhD in musicology in 1930 and lectured on early German radio, breaking new ground in a developing medium. After the Nazis forced the firing of all Jews in broadcasting... Read More »
Liz Crisenbery

Musicology Ph.D. candidate Liz Crisenbery has been selected a National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-Doctoral Fellow.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HWW consists of humanities centers at 15 research universities in the Midwest and beyond. It aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and scholarship in the humanities, particularly in areas of inquiry that require cross-... Read More »
"Small Works" and "Shifting Colors" CD covers

Graduate composers Brooks Frederickson and Amin Sharifi release new CDs

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Composer Brooks Frederickson’s debut album Small Works (New Amsterdam Records) is a snapshot of the community of collaborators Brooks lived and worked with in Brooklyn. The community includes some of the leading contemporary music interpreters of today: Ashley Bathgate (Bang on a Can All Stars... Read More »
Digital Sound Studies

"Digital Sound Studies," co-edited by Darren Mueller (Ph.D. musicology, 2015) released by Duke University Press

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Digital Sound Studies is co-edited by Mueller, Mary Caton Lingold and Whitney Trettien. The book was contracted when they were graduate students at Duke (Mueller in Music; Lingold and Trettien in English), and participated in the Digital Humanities Lab at the John Hope Franklin... Read More »
Cover of "The Music of Joseph Joachim"

Katharina Uhde's (Ph.D. musicology, 2014) "The Music of Joseph Joachim" published by Boydell & Brewer

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), of Jewish-Hungarian descent, was arguably the greatest violinist of the nineteenth century. His performing career in Berlin transformed the aesthetics and interpretation of German music. But Joachim was also a composer of virtuoso pieces, violin concertos, orchestral... Read More »
Dust of the Zulu cover

Louise Meintjes wins Gregory Bateson Prize & Alan Merriam Prize for "Dust of the Zulu"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Professor Meintjes's 2017 book, Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Aesthetics After Apartheid (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017), was selected for the Bateson Prize from among more than 100 titles submitted by 30 presses. The Bateson Committee states, "Dust of the Zulu is a... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Musicology graduate student Matthew Zeller to present a paper at the national conference of the American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Zeller's paper is part of his dissertation, "The Emancipation of Timbre: From Mahler to Varèse; Functional Orchestration, Syntax, and Planal Analysis." The dissertation focuses on timbre's functional role in musical logic in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century music. This talk... Read More »
Help! cover art

Thomas Brothers' "Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration" released by W.W. Norton

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
“A historically masterly and musically literate unraveling of some of the most-admired credits in 20th-century popular music....This is musicology with taste as well as ears.”  —The Wall Street Journal “An erudite, engagingly written history . . . Brothers’s rich analyses make for an... Read More »

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