[ Music History ]

Paul Berry

A historian of chamber music and song in 19th century Germany and Austria, Professor Paul Berry received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. His first book, Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion, was published in 2014 by Oxford University Press; essays and reviews have appeared in books and scholarly journals in the United States and the United Kingdom. Among the awards he has received are a Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, the American Musicological Society’s Paul A. Pisk Prize, the American Brahms Society’s Karl Geiringer Scholarship, a Yale Provost’s Teaching Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Berry is also active as a tenor specializing in early music, German lieder, and 20th century compositions. From 2007 until 2010, he served on the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music. He joined the Yale faculty in 2010 and serves as Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Music History.