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About the Authors

Kevin Bartig is Associate Professor of Musicology at Michigan State University and author of Composing for the Red Screen: Prokofiev and Soviet Film (2013).

Gurminder Kaur Bhogal is Associate Professor in Music at Wellesley College. She has published widely on the music and aesthetics of composers working in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century (including Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, Erik Satie, and Igor Stravinsky). Her most recent monograph, Details of Consequence: Ornament, Music, and Art in Paris, explores the expressive use of decorative gestures in musical and visual contexts.

Tim Carter is the author of books on opera and musical theater ranging from Monteverdi through Mozart to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Prior to moving to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001, he was head of the Music Department at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Annegret Fauser is Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her recent book, Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II (OUP, 2013), was awarded both the Music in American Culture Award of the American Musicological Society and an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

Walter Frisch is H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University. He has written widely about music from the Austro-German sphere in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Frisch served as general editor of the series Western Music in Context from W. W. Norton, and as author of the series volume Music in the Nineteenth Century. His current research involves the music and career of American songwriter Harold Arlen.

Kevin C. Karnes is Professor of Music at Emory University. He is the author of A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (2013) and Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History (2008).

John T. Lysaker is currently William R. Kenan Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. He works in the philosophy of art and literature, philosophical psychology, and 19th and 20th century American and Continental Philosophy. His books include You Must Change Your Life: Philosophy, Poetry, and the Birth of Sense, After Emerson, and Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought. Current work includes a general theory of art and an extended inquiry into the nature of friendship.

Alexander Rehding is Fanny Peabody Professor of Music at Harvard University. His research interrogates intersections between music theory and history. His publications center on nineteenth-century music and on sound media, including Music and Monumentality (2009). His work has been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Dent Medal.

Peter J. Schmelz is Associate Professor of Musicology at Arizona State University, Tempe. A specialist in the music of the USSR, Russia, and Ukraine, he is the author of Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music during the Thaw (2009). He was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2017.

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