|Award honors essay collection on opera in Paris|
|Tuesday, November 16, 2010|
Musicologist Annegret Fauser of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been honored by the American Musicological Society for her essay collection on opera and musical theater in Paris.
Fauser is a professor of music and adjunct professor of women’s studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Fauser and co-editor Mark Everist of the University of Southampton in England received the Ruth A. Solie Award for the book, “Music, Theater and Cultural Transfer: Paris, 1830-1914” (University of Chicago Press, 2009). Each year the Solie Award honors a collection of musicological essays of exceptional merit.
“Music, Theater and Cultural Transfer” explores the diverse institutions that shaped Parisian music and extended its influence across Europe, the Americas and Australia. Opera and musical theater dominated French culture in the 1800s.
The book was based on a 2004 conference, “The Institutions of Opera in Paris,” that Fauser co- organized at UNC and Duke University – with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Fauser’s research focuses on music of the 19th and 20th centuries – in particular, that of France and America. She is working on a new book, “Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II.” Fauser discusses her research on UNC YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/332nq39.
College of Arts and Sciences contact: Kim Spurr, (919) 962-4093,