Richard Leppert is Fesler-Lambert
Professor of Humanities, and Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor,
in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the
University of Minnesota. His most recent book, Essays on Music, is an
edition of selected essays by Theodor W. Adorno. He is currently at work
on a book called Musical Extremes: The Dialectics of Virtuosity.
David B. Levy is professor and chair of the Department of Music at Wake
Forest University. He is working on a monograph on the Beethoven symphonies.
Stephen Rumph is assistant professor of music history at the University
of Washington. He is the author of Beethoven after Napoleon: Political
Romanticism in the Late Works (2004) and is working on a second book,
Mozart and Enlightenment Semiotics (University of California Press, forthcoming).
Frank Samarotto is an assistant professor at Indiana University, Bloomington,
and is author of a dissertation on temporal plasticity in Beethoven's
John Spitzer teaches music history at the San Francisco Conservatory of
Music. He is the author, with Neal Zaslaw, of The Birth of the Orchestra:
History of an Institution, 1650–1815, published by Oxford University
Michael C. Tusa is professor of musicology and associate director at the
School of Music, University of Texas, Austin. His publications have dealt
primarily with Beethoven and Weber and include a forthcoming article on
Der Freischütz and German national identity in the Journal of Interdisciplinary