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Nikhil Hogan Show

Jan 12, 2020

I’m so thrilled to be able to talk to my guest: Professor of Music Theory and Cognition, Professor Vasili Byros.

Professor Byros is a tenured Associate Professor of Music Theory and Cognition at Northwestern University. He researches the compositional, listening, and pedagogical practices of the long 18th century, with an emphasis on the music of Beethoven, J. S. Bach, and Mozart, using a holistic methodology that combines perspectives from schema theory.

A prolific scholar, his research articles can be founded in numerous scholarly publications and journals. Examples include, “Thinking in Bach’s language, Teaching in His Shoes”, “Mozart’s Vintage Corelli,: The Microstory of a Fonte-Romanesca”, “Prelude on a Partimento: Invention in the Compositional Pedagogy of the German states in the time of JS Bach” and many more.

His article “Prelude on a Partimento” received the Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory in 2017. Also in 2017, he was awarded the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship, Northwestern University’s highest recognition of teaching excellence and curricular innovation. Finally, Professor Byros is currently writing a monograph on Late Beethoven.