Bryan Gilliam

Professor of Music and Germanic Languages and Literatures

Bryan Gilliam has been at the Duke University Department of Music since 1986 and joined the Department of German and German Literature in 2013. In 1995 he was appointed to the Bass Society of Fellows. Gilliam serves as Associate Editor at The Musical Quarterly, is on the board of advisers for the Kurt Weill Edition, as well as the editorial board of the new Richard Strauss Edition. His book publications include four on Richard Strauss, one on music during the Weimar Republic, and has recently completed a book (Rounding Wagner's Mountain: Richard Strauss and Modern German Opera), which is in production at Cambridge University Press. His principal areas of interest include: late 19th and early 20th-century German music; Richard Strauss; Anton Bruckner; Kurt Weill; Erich Korngold; German opera; fin-de-si├Ęcle Vienna; film music; German musical aesthetics; poetry and music.

Education: 
  • Harvard PhD, 1984
Office Phone: 
(919) 660-3321
Office Location: 
067 Mary Duke Biddle

Home Institution: Duke University

Specializatons: 
  • Twentieth Century
  • Austrian Studies
  • Music and Sound