Bruce Alan Brown

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Bruce Alan Brown is a professor of musicology at the USC Thornton School of Music Los Angeles, California.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Bruce Alan Brown acquired degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (BA 1977, MA 1979, PhD 1986), and also studied harpsichord with Gustav Leonhardt at the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam.[1]

Brown's research concerns the music of the later eighteenth century, theatre-music, performance practice, music in Vienna, Austria, and musical iconography. From 2005 to 2007 he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society.[1]


  • Gluck and the French Theatre in Vienna (Oxford, 1991)
  • W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte (Cambridge, 1995)
  • W. A. Mozart: Idomeneo: Kritischer Bericht, in Mozart: Idomeneo. Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke ed. by Daniel Heartz (Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2005)
  • The Grotesque Dancer on the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Gennaro Magri and His World (ed., with Rebecca Harris-Warrick; Madison, 2005)

Critical editions[edit]

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: Le Diable à quatre (Kassel, 1992)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: L'Arbre enchanté (1775 Versailles version) (Kassel, 2009)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck: L'Arbre enchanté (1759 Vienna version) (Kassel, 2015)


  1. ^ a b c "Bruce Alan Brown". USC Thornton School of Music. Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved September 8, 2012.

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