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Jeremy Eichler

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Jeremy Eichler

Jeremy Eichler is a critic and scholar whose recent work explores the ways in which the past has been inscribed in sound. He has taught at Brandeis University and serves as the chief classical music critic of The Boston Globe.

Eichler's current project examines the relationship of cultural memory and music composed in the wake of the Second World War. He will be focusing on the creation of key commemorative works, the idea of memorialization in sound, and the notion of music itself as a unique carrier of meaning about the past.

Eichler’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The New Republic, and his work has been recognized with an ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Award for music criticism. He earned his Ph.D. in European history at Columbia University, where his dissertation was awarded the 2015 Salo and Jeanette Baron Prize. His work has also been supported by fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Jewish History.


  • Classical Music Critic, The Boston Globe
  • Visiting Scholar, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Research Topic

Music as a Medium of Cultural Memory in Postwar Europe


Arts & Humanities

Areas of Expertise

  • European Cultural History
  • Classical Music
  • Modernism