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Kristina Muxfeldt

Associate Professor (Musicology)

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(812) 855-7539
Simon Center, M225C



  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1980
  • M.A., Master of Arts, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1984
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1991

Kristina Muxfeldt's research interests include music history, analysis, reception, and social history, with particular emphasis on the cultural and social environment of early nineteenth-century music, especially song, opera, and theater in Vienna.

She is the author of Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann (Oxford University Press, 2011). Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Literature of German Romanticism, Journal of the American Musicological Society, 19th-Century Music, The Journal of Music Theory, Notes, and The Cambridge Companion to Schubert. "Happy and Sad: Robert Schumann's Art of Ambiguity" will appear in Word, Image, and Song: Vol.2: Essays on Musical Voices (University of Rochester Press, 2012). "Some Consequences of Figaro" is in preparation for Music Finished and Unfinished: A Symposium in Honor of Richard Kramer, May 18, 2012, at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York.

Recent papers have addressed Schubert operas and the culture of Viennese censorship (involving Mozart, Beethoven, Tieck, Grillparzer, Nestroy etc.), and various Schubert songs. In June 2011, she served in the faculty of the Vancouver International Song Institute.

As a Fulbright scholar, Muxfeldt studied at the University of Vienna, and she spent another year at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart. Her research and travel to Weimar and Vienna have been furthered by grants from West European Studies at Indiana, Yale University's Morse Fellowship and the A. Whitney Griswold fund, and AMS Publications subventions.

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