Christian Thorau (NHC Fellow, 2008–09)

Project Title

Guided Listening and the Touristic Gaze - the Emergence of 'Musical Baedekers'

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2008–09

Christian Thorau

worked on five chapters of Guided Listening and the Touristic Gaze—The Emergence of 'Musical Baedekers' and edited a volume on contemporary music and its links to early music, Rückspiegel—Zeitgenössische Komponieren im Dialog mit älterer Musik (Mainz: Schott, 2009). He wrote "Guides for Wagnerites—Leitmotifs and Wagnerian Listening" for Richard Wagner and His World (Princeton University Press, 2009); "Bildungsbürgerliche Wegweiser für das Konzert" for the science website of Austrian public radio; and "Zeichen" and "Kognitive Musiktheorie" for Handbuch der Systematischen Musikwissenschaft.