Richard Taruskin is a Professor in the Department of Music at the University of
California at Berkeley. His specialties include fifteenth-century music, Russian music,
Stravinsky, analytical methods, and the theory of performance practice.
He has been awarded the AMS Greenberg Prize (1978), the Alfred Einstein Award (1980),
the Dent Medal (1987) and received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award in 1988.
His publications include:
|Defining Russia musically: historical and hermeneutical essays. Princeton, N.J. :
Princeton University Press, 1997.|
|Stravinsky and the Russian traditions: a biography of the works through Mavra.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996.|
|Text and act: essays on music and performance. New York & Oxford : Oxford
University Press, 1995.|
|Mussorgsky: eight essays and an epilogue. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University
|Music in the Western World: a history in documents, compiled and edited by Piero
Weiss and Richard Taruskin. New York: Schirmer Books; London: Collier Macmillan, 1984.|
|Opera and drama in Russia as preached and practiced in the 1860's. Ann Arbor, Mich. :
UMI Research Press, 1981.|
He has also published articles in numerous journals including JAMS, 19th-Century
Music, Early Music, Music Theory Spectrum, Opus, The New Republic.
The title of his paper at the Stanford Conference will be "The Birth of
Contemporary Russia Out of the Spirit of Russian Music."