Matthew Riley

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Matthew Riley’s scholarly interests lie in compositional techniques and strategies of Western musicc. 1750-1910, their aesthetic effects and their cultural significance. He has published on Haydn, late eighteenth-century aesthetics, Elgar (Edward Elgar and the Nostalgic Imagination), music in the German Enlightenment,twentieth-century British music and a wide range of other topics. He is currently working on a book on the Viennese minor-key symphony in the late eighteenth century, with further work planned on Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.

Dr Riley has been a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Music Analysis since 2001 and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Music Analysis for seven years. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the University's Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity. He has supervised doctoral research on Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms, and welcomes expressions of interest that match his research expertise.