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Christopher S. Anderson

Christopher S. Anderson

Associate Professor of Sacred Music



Ph.D., Duke University, 1999; Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, 1991-2; M.M. and M.S.M., Southern Methodist University, 1991; B.A., Transylvania University, 1988

Teaching Specialties

performance practice, the organ in church and society, western music history and theory

Research Interests

music of Max Reger, music of Franz Liszt, German musical culture ca. 1880-1950

Selected Publications

:: Selected Writings of Max Reger (New York and London: Routledge, 2006).
:: Max Reger and Karl Straube: Perspectives on an Organ Performing Tradition (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003).
:: “Reger in Bach’s Notes: On Self-Image and Authority in Max Reger’s Bach Playing," The Musical Quarterly 87/4 (Winter 2004): 749-770.
:: " '...wie ein Anatom mit dem Seziermesser ...': Betrachtungen zur 'Meininger' Klangästhetik Max Regers," in Reger-Studien 7: Festschrift für Susanne Popp. Ed. Siegfried Schmalzriedt and Jürgen Schaarwächter, Schriftenreihe des Max-Reger-Institutes Karlsruhe 17 (Stuttgart: Carus Verlag, 2004): 457-475.
:: Jon Laukvik, Orgelschule zur historischen Aufführungspraxis, Trans. Christopher Anderson, Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing - Volume 2, Romanticism (Stuttgart: Carus Verlag, forthcoming).

Professional Distinctions

Max Miller Book Award (2006) for Max Reger and Karl Straube (Ashgate 2003), given by the Organ Library, American Guild of Organists, Boston University School of Theology; British Institute of Organ Studies Representative to North America; Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst grants 2001 (Meiningen) and 1996 (Leipzig)

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