Scholarly Writings

Plagiarism is a serious academic offense, and intellectually reprehensible. If you must take my words, credit them.
Even better, if something you read intrigues you, consult the original text as I did.

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An exploration of the connection between Messiaen's supposed use of Greek poetic forms in music.

A report on the technological evolution of the trumpet's impact on its repertoire in the 19th century

An introduction to the music and articstic philosophy of Harry Partch

An analysis of the final scene of Die Walküre

A sample program note for Messiaen's Chronochromie

A report on The Flying Dutchman

Shostakovich, opera and power in the Soviet Union

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