Jonathan Kregor

Jonathan Kregor

Interim Dean

Interim Dean and Thomas James Kelly Professor of Music; Professor of Musicology

Emery Hall


CCM College Conservatory of Music - 0003

Professional Summary

Jonathan Kregor is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music. His research interests include aesthetics, Franz Liszt, musical reproduction, music and memory, virtuosity and gender, and art song. He has published articles and reviews in The Journal of Musicology, The Musical Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, Journal of the American Liszt Society, and Notes; and has given papers at numerous national and international conferences. He is a recipient of fellowships from the German Historical Institute and the Stiftung Weimarer Klassik.

Kregor is the author of Liszt as Transcriber (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which won the Alan Walker Book Award from the American Liszt Society, and Program Music (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He has edited volumes of C.P.E. Bach's keyboard music (Packard Humanities Institute) and Clara Schumann's unpublished arrangements for solo piano (A-R Editions), and has co-edited Liszt et le France. Since 2012 he has been editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society.


PhD: Harvard University Cambridge, MA, 2007

MA: Harvard University Cambridge, MA, 2004

BM: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, 2001

Research Support

Grant: #R40748 Investigators:Kregor, Jonathan 07-01-2019 -12-31-2020 UC's AHSS Faculty Research Summer Stipend Program The Old in the New: Nineteenth-Century Reinventions of Pre-Romantic Music Role:PI $10,494.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Jonathan Kregor (2013. ) "Forging 'Paganinis of the Piano' in the 1830s" .Studia Musicologica, , 54 (2 ) ,115-134

Jonathan Kregor (2011. ) "Liszt's Late Songs, With and Without Words" .Journal of the American Liszt Society, , 61/62 (1 ) ,159-189

Jonathan Kregor (2011. ) "Liszt's Wagner" .The Wagner Journal, , 5 (1 ) ,17-43

Jonathan Kregor (2009. ) "Stylistic Reconstructions in Liszt's Late Arrangements" .The Musical Quarterly, , 91 (3-4 ) ,200-239

Jonathan Kregor (2007. ) "Collaboration and Content in the Symphonie fantastique Transcription" .The Journal of Musicology, , 24 (2 ) ,195-236

Jonathan Kregor (2007. ) "Liszt, Yesterday and Today" .Nineteenth-Century Music Review, , 4 (2 ) ,141-153

Jonathan Kregor (2015. ) “Disavowing the Instrumental Battle Piece” .Journal of Musicological Research, , 34 (3 ) ,204–223

Published Books

Jonathan Kregor (2015. ) Program Music .Cambridge , Cambridge University Press (Author)

Jonathan Kregor (2012. ) Clara Schumann, Arrangements for Solo Piano, Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 56 .Madison, WI , A-R Editions (Editor)

Jonathan Kregor (2012. ) Liszt et la France: Musique, culture et société dan l'Europe du XIXe siècle .Paris , J. Vrin (Co-Editor)

Jonathan Kregor (2010. ) Liszt as Transcriber .Cambridge , Cambridge University Press (Author)

Jonathan Kregor (2008. ) C. P. E. Bach, Arrangements of Orchestral Works, ser. I, vol. 10.2, of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works .Cambridge, MA , Packard Humanities Institute (Editor)

Book Chapter

Jonathan Kregor (2014 ) "Transcription and the Legacies of the Composer-Pianist" Liszt's Legacies. Stuyvesant, NY, Pendragon Press

Jonathan Kregor (2012 ) "Liszt and the Construction of a ‘Panthéon musical'" Liszt et la France: Musique, culture et société dans l’Europe du XIXe siècle. Paris, J. Vrin

Encyclopedia Article

Jonathan Kregor (2011. ) Oxford Bibliographies Online: Music .



(06-2014. ) Disavowing the Instrumental Battle Piece .University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

(06-2014. ) Religious Expression in the Harmonies poétiques et religieuses .James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(11-2013. ) Liszt's Instrumental Songs .Department of Music, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

(07-2013. ) Faust in the Wakes of Wagner and Liszt .Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.

(04-2013. ) A Canon for the Cosmos: The Music of the Voyager Spacecraft .Department of Music, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

(04-2013. ) Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and the Dialectics of Transcription .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(11-2012. ) Paganini and the Transcendent in Nineteenth-Century Piano Music .Berea College, Berea, KY.

(05-2012. ) Liszt and Berlioz .University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

(05-2012. ) Liszt and the Art of Transcription .University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.