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Benedict Taylor


Benedict Taylor is Chancellor’s Fellow in the Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh, having previously worked here in Oxford as Lecturer in Music at Magdalen and Senior Research Fellow of New College. He is the author of two monographs, Mendelssohn, Time and Memory: The Romantic Conception of Cyclic Form (Cambridge, 2011), and The Melody of Time, a study of music and temporality from Beethoven to Elgar (Oxford, 2016), and editor of the collection Mendelssohn in Ashgate’s The Early Romantic Composers series. His article ‘Cyclic Form, Time and Memory in Mendelssohn’s A-Minor Quartet, Op. 13’ (Musical Quarterly, 2010) was the recipient of the 2011 Jerome Roche Prize from the Royal Musical Association for a distinguished article by a young scholar. Forthcoming projects include editing the volume Rethinking Mendelssohn from OUP and a special journal issue on Subjectivity in Song, for which he is writing on Eichendorff and Schumann.

Last updated: Jul 2019