Martin Nedbal is Associate Professor of Musicology and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on German and Czech music, especially opera, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His book, "Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven," was published in 2017 by Routledge.
Nedbal has published widely on the subjects of morality, censorship, and constructions of national identity in Mozart's operas. His Mozart-related articles appeared in 19th-Century Music, Opera Quarterly, Acta Musicologica, Divadelní revue (Czech Theater Review), Newsletter of the Mozart Society of America, the database Mozart: New Documents, and the Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship. His articles on Beethoven’s “Fidelio” appeared in The Musical Quarterly and Ars Lyrica.
Nedbal's research also focuses on Czech opera, especially the works of Smetana and Dvořák, and on German music and musicology in Prague. His work about these subjects has been published in Current Musicology, Journal of Musicological Research, and Music and Politics.
Nedbal’s current projects focus on nationalism and the reception of eighteenth-century opera in nineteenth-century Prague and the history of German musical cultures in Bohemia. He is also finishing a translation of Leoš Janáček’s theoretical works, which will be published by Editio Janáček.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Kansas, Nedbal worked at the University of Arkansas for seven years and received his Ph.D. in historical musicology from the Eastman School of Music in 2009.
- Classical and Romantic Music
- Opera History
- Music and Politics
- Mozart's Operas
- Czech Music
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