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Philip Rupprecht

Professor of Music
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
105 Biddle Music Building, Box 90665 Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0665
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Philip Rupprecht specializes in music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His recent writings address the institutional politics of musical taste, concepts of narrative in operatic drama, the role of the stereotype in the formation of national traditions in music, and agency effects in instrumental music. His research at the BBC Written Archives has led recently to a study of the production of middlebrow taste in Britain in the 1950s. His book, British Musical Modernism, was published by Cambridge in 2015. Most recently, he has published essays on contemporary composers Thomas Adès, Simon Holt, and James Dillon.
    Rupprecht is co-editor (with David Beard) of the book series Music Since 1900 (Cambridge UP).

Radio interview: Philip Rupprecht discusses his book British Musical Modernism

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Music · 2016 - Present Music, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Yale University · 1993 Ph.D.
Yale University · 1991 M.Phil.
University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) · 1988 B.A.