About the educator

Bruce Alan Brown

Bruce Alan Brown

BRUCE ALAN BROWN specializes in later eighteenth-century opera and ballet, in particular the music of Gluck and Mozart. After studying musicology at the University of California, Berkeley (PhD 1986), and harpsichord both there and in Amsterdam, he has taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and at the University of Southern California, where he is a professor of musicology. His publications include Gluck and the French Theatre in Vienna (Oxford, 1991), critical editions of Gluck’s Le Diable à quatre (Kassel, 1992) and the 1759 and 1775 versions of Gluck’s L’Arbre enchanté (Kassel, 2015 and 2010, respectively), W.A. Mozart: Così fan tutte (Cambridge, 1995), The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage (ed., with Rebecca Harris-Warrick; Madison, 2005), and numerous articles, including for the New Grove Dictionary of Music. From 2005 to 2007 he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society. He is a member of the editorial board of the Gluck-Gesamtausgabe (Mainz) and of the Akademie für Mozart-Forschung (Salzburg).