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  • Paul Phillips

    Paul Phillips

    Associate Professor (Teaching) of Music

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe relationship between music and politics: how music can reflect and influence major political issues of the day, from "The Marriage of Figaro" (Mozart, da Ponte) and the French Revolution; Verdi’s operas and politics in 19th-century Italy; Wagner controversies; Stravinsky and fascism; “Degenerate Music” in Nazi Germany; Shostakovich in the USSR; Radical Chic – Leonard Bernstein’s fundraiser for the Black Panthers; The Death of Klinghoffer and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and "Hamilton".