Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1997
M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1990
A.B., Harvard College 1985

Research Interests
Béla Bartók, Ferenc Erkel, and Hungarian music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; concertos; Mozart; Anton Webern; musical biography; and chamber music performance

My research focuses on nineteenth-century traditions of Hungarian art music and their influence on the development of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s modern style. I am also a professional clarinetist.

Teaching Interests
Music history (medieval music, Mozart, early opera, twentieth-century music, minimalism), music theory and analysis, chamber music

Selected Publications


Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press: Berkeley, 2006.

Selected articles

“Contrasts and Common Concerns in the Concerto 1900-1945.” Cambridge Companion to the Concerto, edited by Simon Keefe, 139-160. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

“Wagnerian Details in Webern’s Op.5, No.2.” In Studies in the Sources and the Interpretation of Music: Essays in Honor of László Somfai on His 70th Birthday, edited by László Vikárius and Vera Lampert, 325-329. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.

“Hungarian Nationalism and the Reception of Bartók’s Music, 1904-1940.” In The Cambridge Companion to Bartók, edited by Amanda Bayley, 177-189. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

“Bartók’s Violin Concerto (1938) and the Verbunkos on the Eve of the Second World War.” repercussions 5 (1996): 21-68.