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Durham University



Professor Julian Horton, MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab), HDip (NUI)

Professor of Music Theory and Analysis in the Department of Music
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43151
Room number: 108, 48-49 North Bailey

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Professor Horton completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he also held a Research Fellowship. He has been Associate Professor and Head of School at University College Dublin, and has also taught at King’s College, London. His research focuses on the analysis and reception of nineteenth-century instrumental music, with special interests in the music of Bruckner and Brahms, the analysis of sonata form, and the theory of tonality. His monograph Bruckner’s Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics is published by Cambridge University Press. He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony (2013) and Schubert (Routledge 2015), and co-editor with Lorraine Byrne Bodley of Schubert’s Late Music: History, Theory, Style (Cambridge University Press 2016) and Rethinking Schubert (Oxford University Press 2016). His article 'John Field and the Alternative History of Concerto First-Movement Form' (2011) was awarded the Westrup Prize of the Music and Letters Trust. In 2014, he was elected President of the Society for Music Analysis. In 2015, he was elected to the Council of the Royal Musical Association. In 2016, he was appointed Music Theorist in Residence to the Netherlands and Flanders.

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