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I am a musicologist interested in German- and Czech-speaking Central Europe from the fin-de-siècle to the early Cold War.


Articles and Chapters

“Reimagining China in Interwar German Opera: Eugen d’Albert’s Mister Wu and Ernst Toch’s Der Fächer.” In German-East Asian Musical Entanglements: Transnational Affinity in the 20th and 21st Centuries, edited by Joanne Cho, 125-49. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2021.


“‘What Exactly Is China’ in Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler’s Die Maßnahme (The Measures Taken).” In Sino-German Encounters and Entanglements: Multifaceted Transnational Partnerships, 1890-1950, edited by Joanne Cho, 211-37. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2021.


“There and Back Again: Zeitoper and the Transatlantic Search for a Uniquely American Opera in the 1920s.” Journal of the Society for American Music 13, no. 2 (2019): 195-215.


“Twentieth-Century Ideologies of ‘Late Style’ in the Reception of Elliott Carter’s Music,” Elephant & Castle: laboratorio dell’immaginario 18 (2018).


“Ernst Krenek’s Leben des Orest and the Idea of a Meyerbeer Renaissance in Weimar Republic Germany.” In: Meyerbeer and Grand opéra from the July Monarchy to the Present, edited by Mark Everist, 431-456. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2016.


“Staatssymbolmusik: Germania Vertont.” In: Paradestück Militärmusik: Beiträge zum Wandel staatlicher Repräsentation durch Musik, edited by Peter Moorman, Albrecht Riethmüller, and Rebecca Wolf, 69-79. Bielefeld, Germany: transcript Verlag, 2012.


Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, etc.

“Harry Hay, the Mattachine Society, and Musicology’s Role in the early U.S. Gay Rights Movement.” Musicology Now, 20 June 2018.


Review of the CD “Plays and Operas for the Radio (CPO 777 839-2)” with works by Hindemith, Weill, Grosz, Gronostay, and Sutermeister. Kurt Weill Newsletter 35, no. 2 (Fall 2017): 17.


“Geiringer, Karl,” “Keller, Hans,” “Lowinsky, Edward,” and “Salzer, Felix.” In: Lexikon verfolgter Musiker und Musikerinnen der NS-Zeit, edited by Claudia Maurer Zenck and Peter Petersen.

Blog Posts


    Musicological Society of Australia

    American Musicological Society

    German Studies Association

    Society for American Music

    International Hanns Eisler Society

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