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Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes

Dr Stephen Downes is Reader in Musicology and Head of Music at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

He is the author of five books:

  • 'Szymanowski as Post-Wagnerian' (1994),
  • 'Szymanowski, Eroticism and the Voices of Mythology' (2003),
  • 'The Muse as Eros: Music, Eroticism and Male Creativity in the Romantic and Modern Imagination' (2006),
  • 'Music and Decadence in European Modernism: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe' (2010) and
  • 'Hans Werner Henze: Tristan' (2010).

In 1999 he was awarded the Karol Szymanowski Memorial Medal. He is currently working on a book on aspects of Mahler's influence, editing a volume of essays on the avant-garde, and leading a multi-disciplinary project on post-Tristan musical eroticism.


 

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