“Piatigorsky Comes to Los Angeles.” In program book of the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, May 2016, 20–23.
“Rachmaninoff in Music Lexicons, 1900–2013: Toward a History of the Composer’s Reception.” PhD diss., University of Southern California, 2016. (Click here to view the abstract.)
“‘A Ghost Wandering in a World Grown Alien’: Rachmaninoff and the ‘Contemporary Problem,'” symposium “Prokofiev and the Russian Tradition,” Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, February 27, 2016.
“Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky in Los Angeles to 1943,” conference “Russian Los Angeles: Dancers, Artists, Musicians, and Impresarios in Southern California, 1920–50,” Villa Aurora in Beverly Hills, April 18, 2015.
“‘The Blind Abyss’: A Symbolist Reading of Rachmaninoff’s Francesca da Rimini,“ symposium “Scriabin Among the Symbolists,” University of California, Los Angeles, March 13, 2015.
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