/ About the Authors

Michael Beckerman is Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University and from 2011-16 was Distinguished Professor at Lancaster University.  He is author six books including New Worlds of Dvorak, Janacek as Theorist and is working on a monograph on Gideon Klein's compositions.

Juliane Brauer is Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Centre for the History of Emotions, Berlin. She studied modern history and musicology at the Humboldt University and University of Bielefeld. In 2007 she completed her PhD in history at the Free University of Berlin on Music in Concentration camp Sachsenhausen. Beside the area of music and emotions her research interests include cultural and music history of the 19th and 20th centuries; history of education, especially emotions and learning, history and culture, and practices of remembrance.

Paul Christiansen has published on Czech music, Haydn, and music in political advertisements. His work has appeared in New Grove Dictionary of Music and MusiciansPlainsong and Medieval MusicNotesEcho: a music-centered journalJournal of Musicological ResearchJournal of the Society for American MusicMedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, and 19th-Century Music. His book Orchestrating Public Opinion: How Music Persuades in Television Political Ads for U.S. Presidential Campaigns, 1952-2016 will be published by Amsterdam University Press. In August he will assume an associate professorship at Seton Hall University.

Philip Ciantar is Senior Lecturer in music at the School of Performing Arts, University of Malta. He teaches courses in ethnomusicology, world music, and oral musical traditions of the Mediterranean. His research interests include Maltese popular music, world music analysis, North African music, and learning styles of the world's musicians. He contributed with entries on Malta and Libya for the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, and the forthcoming SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture. He is the author of The Ma'lūf in Contemporary Libya: An Arab Andalusian Musical Tradition (Ashgate 2012) and various articles in ethnomusicology.

Lily E. Hirsch is a Visiting Scholar at California State University, Bakersfield. She has published the books A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League (University of Michigan Press in 2010) and Music in American Crime Prevention and Punishment (University of Michigan Press in 2012), and is co-editor of Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture (Oxford University Press in 2014).  Her research has also appeared in Rethinking Schumann (Oxford University Press), Sound Studies (Routledge), Musical Quarterly, Philomusica, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, American Music, Music & Politics, Popular Music, Popular Music & Society, The Guardian, and the journal Law, Culture, and the Humanities, among other publications. She is currently writing a biography on the musicologist Anneliese Landau.

Alberto Nones is a pianist, lecturer, researcher and essayist, who teaches Piano at the “Beniamino Gigli” Civica Scuola di Musica of Recanati and collaborates with the University of Lugano in Switzerland. He was Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the University of Cambridge (2005-6) and Fulbright Visiting Researcher and Post-Doc at Princeton University (2007 and 2009-10). His research has appeared in Italian and in English in specialized journals and in collected volumes, and he has written three books: Zandonai: un musicista nel vento del Novecento (UCT, 2014); Ascoltando i Doors: l'America, l'infinito e le porte della percezione (Mimesis, 2014); Ascoltando Verdi: scrigni di musica, filosofia politica e vita (ABEditore, 2013).

Naomi Tadmor is Professor of History at Lancaster University. She is the author of Family and Friends in Eighteenth-century England: Household, Kinship, and Patronage (Cambridge, 2001) and The Social Universe of the English Bible: Scripture, Society and Culture in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2010); co-editor of The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Cambridge, 1996); and joint guest editor of “Kinship in England and beyond, 500-2000,” special issue of Continuity and Change (2010). She is particularly interested in history and memory in WWII.