225 Arms Music Center
PO Box: AC# 2258
David E. Schneider
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of MusicAmherst College
Courses in Spring 2013
Courses in Fall 2013
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.