Here are two of the major research projects that I’m working on:
Music Publishing in the Nineteenth Century. Most of my work investigates the world of nineteenth-century music publishers and their artistic influence on the style of composers from the period. The project relates to a broader study of maximalism (the subject of my doctoral dissertation) and other modes of stylistic development. Read more…
Sixteenth-Century Polyphony. I also enjoy subjecting corpora of sixteenth-century polyphony to formal empirical analysis, taking a quantitative approach to questions of text setting in the Italian madrigal. Read more…
Peer-Reviewed Research Articles
- “The Negotiation of Nineteenth-Century Style: A Case Study in Composer–Publisher Relations.” International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, vol. 49, no. 2 (January 2019) [backdated to 2018]: 217–242. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26844645
- “The Business of Composition: Measuring Economic Relationships at Breitkopf & Härtel, 1798–1838.” Notes: The Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association, vol. 74, no. 4 (June 2018): 574–602. https://doi.org/10.1353/not.2018.0034
- “Text Painting, or Coincidence? Treatment of Height-Related Imagery in the Madrigals of Luca Marenzio.” Empirical Musicology Review, vol. 11, no. 2 (January 2017) [backdated to 2016]: 109–119. https://doi.org/10.18061/emr.v11i2.4903
- “The Diegetic Music of Berg’s Lulu: When Opera and Serialism Collide.” Journal of Musicological Research, vol. 35, no. 1 (January 2016): 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/01411896.2015.1082066
- A Visual Guide to Some Nineteenth-Century Composers and Their Publishers. Data visualization project (2020). https://dstrykowski.shinyapps.io/visualguide/
- “Prices of Music at Breitkopf & Härtel: Publication Lists from the Intelligenz-blatt zur Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung.” Data set with introduction (2018). https://dstrykowski.shinyapps.io/pricesofmusic/
- “Translation Across Time: A Case of Semantic Drift in the Musical Lexicon.” A talk presented at Enter Textuality: Shifting Perspectives through Editorial Studies. Boston University Editorial Institute, April 2016.
- Review of Guidelines for Style Analysis, by Jan LaRue, expanded 2nd edition (Michigan: Harmonie Park Press, 2011).
My complete C.V. is available on request.