The Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna: A Poetics of Entertainment (Princeton University Press, 1999) Winner of the American Musicological Society's Kinkeldey Prize.
Mozart’s Operas: A Companion (Yale University Press 2008)
Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna (Cambridge University Press, in press). Co-edited with James Webster. (Cambridge, 1997)
Engaging Haydn: Culture, Context and Content (Cambridge 2012) Co-edited with Richard Will.
Selected Scholarly Articles
"Haydn's Sonata-Form Arias" in Current Musicology 37/38 (1984), 19-32.
"'Pamela': the Offspring of Richardson's Heroine in Eighteenth-Century Opera" Mosaic 18/4 (Fall 1985) 61-76. Special issue on music and literature.
"The Fusion and Juxtaposition of Genres in Opera Buffa 1770-1800: Anelli and Piccinni's Griselda" in Music and Letters 67 (1986), 363-380.
"Text, Music, and Drama in Haydn's Italian Opera Arias," The Journal of Musicology, 7, Winter 1989, 29-57.
"Se vuol ballare quoted: an early moment in the reception history of Figaro" in The Musical Times CXX, August 1989, 464-468.
"Igor and Tom: History and Destiny in The Rake's Progress," in The Opera Quarterly, Vol. 7 no. 3, Winter 1990
"Così fan tutte et les conventions musicales de son temps" [English title before translation was "Tone and Convention in Così fan tutte"], L'avant-scène opéra, no. 131-132, Mai/Juin 1990; 158-164.
"Some Representations of Opera Seria in Opera Buffa" Cambridge Opera Journal , vol. 3 no. 2 (July 1991), 89-108.
"Landscapes, Gardens and Gothic Sets in the Italian Opere Buffe of Mozart and his Contemporaries", Current Musicology, 1993, vol. 51, 94-105.
"Window to the Work, or Mirror of our Preconceptions? Peter Sellars' production of Mozart's Così fan tutte" repercussions, Vol. 4/2, Fall, 1995.
"Haydn's London Piano Trios and his Salomon String Quartets: Models of Public and Private Performance?" in Elaine Sisman, ed., Haydn and His World (Princeton University Press, 1997), 103-130
"Rousseau, the Countess, and the Female Domain" Mozart Studies II , ed. Cliff Eisen. (Oxford University Press, 1998) 1-26.
"The Alla Turca Style in the Late Eighteenth Century: Race and Gender in the Symphony and the Seraglio," in Jonathan Bellman, ed., The Exotic in Western Music (Northeastern University Press, 1998), 43-73.
“Staging Mozart’s Women,” with Wendy Allanbrook and Gretchen Wheelock, in Siren Songs: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Opera, ed. Mary Ann Smart (Princeton, 2000), 57-62.
"Teaching Music History in the Liberal Arts College," in Mary Natvig ed., Teaching Music History (Ashgate Press, 2001)
"Opera in Film: Sentiment and wit, feeling and knowing, Shawshank Redemption and Prizzi's Honor, Between Opera and Cinema ed. Jeongwon Joe and Rose Teresa (New York, Routlege, 2002), 93-120.
“Opera” in Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment ed. Alan Kors (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), 205-212.
“The String Quartets” in The Cambridge Companion to Haydn, ed. Caryl Clark (Cambridge, 2005),
“To Play as if from the Soul of the Composer: The Idea of the Performer and Early Romantic Aesthetics,” Journal of the American Musicological Society 58/2 (2005), 357-398.
“Nobility in Mozart’s Operas” in Festschrift for Julian Rushton. Boydell and Brewer, 2007.
‘The Most Interesting Genre of Music’: Performance, Sociability and Meaning in the Classical String Quartet, 1800–1830. In Nineteenth Century Music Review 9/1 June 2012, 53-74.
“Fingerings in Haydn’s String Quartets: Communications to Performer and Listener,” in Engaging Haydn: Culture, Context and Content (Cambridge 2012)
“Historical Performance and Opera,” The Oxford Handbook of Opera , ed. Helen Greenwald. (Oxford UP: 2014) 606-28.
“Topoi and Opera Buffa,” The Oxford Handbook of Topoi ed. Danuta Mirka (Oxford UP: 2014) 61-89.
“Classical Performers and Reflection,” Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance ed John Rink, Helena Gaunt and Aaron Williamon (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming).
“Unisons in Haydn’s String Quartets,” HAYDN: The Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America, Vol. 3.3 (Spring 2013) n.p.
With Stephen Broad, “ Reflection and the Classical Musician: practice in cultural context,” in Musicians in the Making, ed. John Rink, Helena Gaunt, Aaron Williamon. (Oxford UP , 2017)
Editorial (on HIP as fiction) Eighteenth Century Music 15/2 September 2018, 137-141.
“Reflexivity,” in The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia ed. Caryl Clark and Sarah Day O’Connell (Cambridge UP, 2019)
“Some Senses of History among HIP Performers,” Forthcoming in Performing History ed. Nancy November, (Academic Studies Press, 2020)
Recent Papers Delivered
“Amateurism in the Context of Thomas Jefferson’s Household”: invited paper at Jefferson’s Soundscapes conference, University of Virginia, March 2012
“Topoi and opera buffa” Invited paper read at Cornell University conference honoring James Webster, October 2012
“The Classical Performer’s Sense of Self.” Read at the Performance Studies Network Conference, Cambridge UK. April 2013.
“Busts, Bust-Tokens and Historical Performance,” Read at the Performance Studies Network Conference, Cambridge UK July 2014. Revised and expanded version, “Why Does the Juilliard Gift Shop Sell Cheap Plastic Busts?” read in colloquia at Berkeley and Stanford, October 2014; repeated at Williams College, February 2015.
“It Goes Like This: Werktreue and the Rhetoric of Agency in Classical Music Performance” read at Cambridge University Music Department colloquium, March 2015, and American Musicological Society, November 2015.
“Performing Histories? Ideas of History in Historically Informed Performance.” University of Maryland, November 2017; Keynote address at joint meetings of the Australian and New Zealand Musicological Societies, December 2017
“Are Recordings Just Another HIP Resource?” American Musicological Society, Boston, November 2019.
Scholarly Work in Progress
“ Classical Performer Talk: Obligation, Affordance, Indeterminacy,” currently under consideration.
“Subcultures of Amateur Chamber Music Playing.” Invited book chapter for The Chamber Musician in the Twenty First Century ed. Mine Dogantan-Dack, MDPI Press
“How Special is 19th-Century HIP?” Invited book chapter for collection edited by Claire Holden and Eric Clarke (Oxford UP), in process.
“Old Recordings and Nostalgia in HIP.” Invited book chapter for edited collection, ed. Daniel Barolsky, in process.