Sergei Rachmaninoff (Critical Lives Series). Reaktion Press, 2022.

Nietzsche’s Orphans: Music, Metaphysics and the Twilight of the Russian Empire. Yale University Press, 2015.

Winner of 2016 W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize (biannual, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, “for an author’s first published monograph or scholarly synthesis that is of exceptional merit and lasting significance for the understanding of Russia’s past”)

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters

“Rachmaninoff and Moscow Musical Life,” forthcoming in Rachmaninoff and His World, ed. Philip Bullock (University of Chicago Press, 2022).

“Scriabin and the Russian Silver Age,” in Interpreting Scriabin, ed. Kenneth Fokert-Smyth and Vasilis Kallis (Boydell & Brewer, 2021).

“‘Musical Metaphysics’ in Late Imperial Russia,” in The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought, ed. Randall Poole, Caryl Emerson, George Pattison (Oxford University Press, 2020): 379-395.

“V poiskakh orfeiia: muzyka i irratsionalizm v predrevoliutsionnoi Rossii (1905-1917),” [“In Search of Orpheus: Music and Irrationality in late imperial Russia, 1905-1917,”] in Irratsional’noe v russkoi kul’ture [The Irrational in Russian Culture], ed. Julia Mannherz, (Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2020): 160-192.

“In Search of Russia: Sergei Rakhmaninov and the Politics of Musical Memory after 1917,” in Slavonic and East European Review 97:1 (January 2019): 136-168.

“Leonid Sabaneev’s Apocalypse and Musical Metaphysics after 1917,” in Transcending the Borders of    Countries, Languages and Disciplines in Russian Émigré Culture, ed. Christoph Flamm, Roland    Marti and Ada Raev (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018), 231-246.

Guest Editor, “Music, Power and Resistance in Russia and the Soviet Union,” Journal of Musicology Special Issue, 33:03 (2016).

“Introduction: Music and Power,” Journal of Musicology 33:03 (2016): 271-276.

“Music and Russian Identity in War and Revolution, 1914-1922,” in The Cultural History of Russia in the Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922, ed. Murray Frame, Boris Kolonitskii, Steven Marks and Melissa Stockdale (Slavica Publishers, 2014), 221-243.

“How Russian was Wagner? Russian Campaigns to Defend or Destroy the German Composer during the Great War (1914-1917),” in Wagner in Russia, Poland and the Czech Lands – Musical, Literary, and Cultural Perspectives, ed. Anastasia Belina-Johnson and Stephen Muir (Ashgate, 2013), 51-71.


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