Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1997
M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1990
A.B., Harvard College 1985
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.
Music history (medieval music, Mozart, early opera, twentieth-century music, minimalism), music theory and analysis, chamber music
Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition. Berkeley: University of California Press: Berkeley, 2006.
“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.