D. Kern Holoman

My research on the life and works of Hector Berlioz (1803–69) led in due course to a history of the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (the Paris Conservatory Orchestra), which appeared in book form in 2004. (The website is linked above.) The textbook and multi-media package Masterworks appeared in 1998, with a second edition in 2001 and UCDavis-specific editions in 2005 and 2006; the e-book edition appeared in 2010. The second edition of Writing About Music appeared with the University of California Press in 2008; a third edition will appear in 2014.

Charles Munch, a biography of the great French conductor, appeared in 2012, as did The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction (both Oxford UP). In 2009 I retired from the UCDavis Symphony Orchestra after more than 30 years; in 2013 I became professor emeritus, retaining some teaching duties and individual students.


E-Mail: dkholoman@ucdavis.edu
Telephone: (530) 752-9041
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