I was born in Israel in 1972. I did my Bachelor’s degree (in musicology and general interdisciplinary studies in humanities) at Tel-Aviv University, and my Master's degree (in Historical Musicology) at King’s College, London.
In 2004, I completed my doctoral dissertation at Cambridge University, under the supervision of Prof. John Butt (now at Glasgow University) and Dr. Geoffrey Weber (Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge). The title of my dissertation is: “Expression and Meaning in Bach Performance and Reception: An Examination of the B minor Mass on Record”; it is available online through the University of Frankfurt website (see: http://www.snipurl.com/ugphd_abs for an abstract of the dissertation and for a link to the complete text). This dissertation aims to investigate developments in the performance of J. S. Bach’s music (especially his liturgical choral music) through an examination of one case-study: the recordings of the Mass in B Minor, BWV 232, and with a particular focus on issues of performative expressivity. It thus investigates developments in Bach performance style within two broader contexts:
- Bach reception: the changing images of the composer, his music and its present-day significance;
- Changing approaches to the nature of performance and the role of performers in interpreting the musical work (including debates on such issues as performance and analysis, historical authenticity and the work-concept.
I aim to continue my research into Bach performance, with the hope of producing a book or a series of articles on the performance history of Bach's vocal music. My other research interests include opera (especially Monteverdi and Mozart) and, more generally, the relation between text and music.
I am currently resident in Israel, and work as Executive Editor of IMI News (journal of the Israel Music Institute, www.imi.org.il) and Librarian of IMI’s Israel Music Information Centre Library.
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