Keith Chapin

Senior lecturer at Cardiff University School of Music

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I research on issues of aesthetics and analysis in eighteenth-through-twentieth century France and Germany, focusing on changing conceptions of sublimity and their different musical manifestations, the relationship between music and literature, and the aesthetics of counterpoint.

Through this work, I seek to articulate how musicians and listeners channel music towards various social ends. I also have a strong interest in performance studies, and perform on the viola. I have served as co-editor of Eighteenth-Century Music and associate editor of 19th-Century Music.

I am from Fairbanks, Alaska originally and have worked in the USA, New Zealand, and the UK.

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Cardiff University School of Music
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Senior Lecturer