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Alexander Rehding

CES Speaker


Alexander Rehding

Rehding is Fanny Peabody Professor of Music, an Affiliate of the German Department, and Associate of Harvard’s Center for the Environment (HUCE). This year, he also serves as Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. Rehding’s work is located at the crossroads of theory and history from Ancient Greece to the present, with a focus on nineteenth-century Germany. His publications include Music and Monumentality (2009) and Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought (2003). Before coming to Harvard in 2003, Rehding held fellowships at Cambridge University, United Kingdom, University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University. He has served as editor of Acta Musicologica (2006–2010), editor-in-chief of the Oxford Online Handbook series (since 2011), Convener of the Hearing Modernity Seminars (2013/14), and Chair of the Music Department at Harvard (2011-14). His awards include the Dent Medal and a Guggenheim fellowship.


  • Chair, Department of Music, Harvard University