Richard Taruskin

Job title: 
Professor, Music Scholarship

Oxford History of Western Music, 6 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005); Music in the Western World: A History in Documents (with Piero Weiss), second (expanded) edition (Belmont, CA: Thomson-Schirmer, 2007); The Danger of Music, and Other Anti-Utopian Essays (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2008); On Russian Music (University of California Press, 2008).

Articles and Reviews
“A Suggestive Detail in Weber’s Freischütz,” in L. Vikarius and V. Lampert, ed., Essays in Honor of László Somfai: Studies in the Sources and the Interpretation of Music (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005), pp. 269-72; “Speed Bumps” (Review of The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music, ed. J. Samson [2001], and The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music, ed. N. Cook and A. Pople [2004]), Nineteenth-Century Music, XXIX (2005-6), 185-207; “The Birth of Contemporary Russia out of the Spirit of Russian Music,” Muzikologija (Journal of the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences, Belgrade), no. 6 (2006), pp. 63-76; “Is There a Baby in the Bathwater?” [on aesthetic autonomy], Archiv für Musikwissenschaft, LXIII (2006), 163-85, 309-27; Review of Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music by Peter van der Merwe, Music & Letters, LXXXVIII (2007), 134-39


Greenberg Prize, 1978; Alfred Einstein Award, 1980; Dent Medal, 1987; Kinkeldey Prize 1997. Member American Philosophical Society.