Associate Professor, Music Theory
Office: Halsey Annex A 114
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm
Phone: (434) 982-2390
Michael Puri's Website
Education: Ph.D. and M.Phil in music theory, Yale University; Lehr- and Konzertdiplom in piano performance, Music Academy of Basel (Switzerland); B.A. in Music and Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
Research Interests: Theory and analysis, critical theory, hermeneutics, Wagner, Ravel, 19th- and 20th-century French classical music.
Representative publications include “Dandy, Interrupted: Sublimation, Repression, and Self-Portraiture in Maurice Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé” in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (60/2), and “The Ecstasy and the Agony: Exploring the Nexus of Music and Message in the Act III Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” in 19th-Century Music (25/2-3). Review-essays and reviews have appeared in JAMS, Music & Letters, and Notes, while additional articles have appeared or will soon appear in Music Analysis, Musik-Konzepte, and JAMS, as well as the collections Maurice Ravel (Jean Michel Place 2005), Ravel Studies (Cambridge 2011), Ravel Unmasked (Rochester 2011), and Saint-Saëns and His World (Princeton 2011). His book, Ravel the Decadent: Memory, Sublimation, and Desire, is forthcoming later this year from Oxford University Press. He has received fellowships and subventions from the American Philosophical Society, the Javits Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the American Musicological Society, and the Society for Music Theory, and is the recipient of the 2008 Alfred Einstein Award from the American Musicological Society for the best article written by a junior musicologist in 2007.