Richard Taruskin

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:

bulletDefining Russia musically: historical and hermeneutical essays. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997.
bulletStravinsky and the Russian traditions: a biography of the works through Mavra. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1996.
bulletText and act: essays on music and performance. New York & Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995.
bulletMussorgsky: eight essays and an epilogue. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1993.
bulletMusic 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.
bulletOpera 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."