Kenshur Prize Winner

Very pleased to share the news that my book, Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow, is the winner of the 2017 Kenshur Prize. Huge thanks to the Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University for this honor. If you are in the Bloomington, IN area on December 1, 2017, come out for a special symposium about the book! See you there –

Audiovisual Returns

An excerpt from my book, Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism (University of Chicago Press, 2016), has been published at the blog Musicology Now. You can read it here:


eighteenth-century audiovisual culture (clockwise from top left): peepshow, magic lantern show, shadow-play, phantasmagoria