Bryan Gilliam

Professor of Music

External address: 
067 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
(919) 660-3321

Ph.D., Harvard University. Author of books and articles on late 19th-and early 20th-century German music. Specialties include Richard Strauss, Anton Bruckner, Kurt Weill, Erich Korngold, 19the and 20th-cemtury German opera, fin-de-siècle Vienna, film music, German musical aesthetics.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1984
  • M.A., Harvard University 1978
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati 1975

Gilliam, B. ""From Hollywood to Berlin: The Influence of American Film on Weimar Music Theater." In Americanism/Amerikanismus/Weill: Die Suche nach kultureller Indentität in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts,edited by H Danuser and H Gottschewski, 147-59. Argus, 2003.

Gilliam, B. ""Die Rezeption der von Einem Opern in Amerika und die Ideologien des Stils"." In Gottfried von Einem Kongress,edited by I Fuchs, 303-13. Hans Schneider, 2003.

Gilliam, B. ""Biography (19,000 words) on Richard Strauss"." In Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians,edited by S Sadie. Macmillan, 2001.

Gilliam, B. ""Biography for Stephen Jaffe"." In New Grove,edited by S Sadie. 2001.

Gilliam, B. "" ’Friede im Innern’: Aussenwelt und Innenwelt von Richard Strauss um 1935"." In Richard Strauss und die Moderne,edited by B Edelmann, B Lodes, and R Schlötterer, 93-111. Henschel, 2001.

Gilliam, B. ""Elektras Tanz and Auflösung"." In Festschrift Reinhold Schlotterer,edited by B Edelmann. Wissner, 1999.

Gilliam, B. "Prefatory essay in honor of Günter Brosche." In Fetstschrift Günter Brosche,edited by T Leibnitz. Hans Schneider, 1999.

Gilliam, B. ""A Viennese Opera Composer in Hollywood: Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Double Exile in America"." In Driven from Paradise: The Musical Migration from Nazi Germany to the United States,edited by R Brinkmann and C Wolff, 334-57. University of California Press, 1999.

Gilliam, B. ""The Tone Poems of Richard Strauss"." In The 19th-Century Symphony,edited by DK Holoman, 345-68. 1997.

Gilliam, B. ""Stage and Screen: Kurt Weill and Operatic Reform in the 1920s"." In Music and Performance during the Weimar Republic,edited by B Gilliam. Cambridge University Press, 1994.


Mingo, B, and Gilliam, B. "The endangered list (Nominees for the most unjustly neglected opera)." OPERA NEWS 66, no. 5 (November 2001): 50-+.

Gilliam, B. "Utopia und Katastrophe: Richard Strauss während des dritten Reiches." (November 2000). (Academic Article)

Gilliam, B. "Politics and the Spirit: Richard Strauss and the 1930s." (October 2000). (Academic Article)

Gilliam, B. "Sound, Image, Music: Hollywood Film Music." (May 2000). (Academic Article)

Gilliam, B. "Elektras Tanz und Auflösung." (April 1999). (Academic Article)

Gilliam, B. "Variations on an Enigma: Richard Strauss Fifty Years after his Death." (January 1999). (Academic Article)