Bryan Gilliam

Bryan Gilliam

Professor Emeritus 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, 19th and 20th-century 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. “"Daphne’s Transformation".” In Richard Strauss and His World, edited by B. Gilliam, 33–66. Princeton University Press, 1992.

Gilliam, B. “"Richard Strauss’s Intermezzo: Innovation and Tradition".” In Richard Strauss: New Perspectives, edited by B. Gilliam, 259–83. DUke University Press, 1992.


Gilliam, Bryan. “Strauss' "Friedenstag" und die Politik: Antwort an Gerhard Splitt.” Archiv Für Musikwissenschaft 56, no. 4 (1999): 347–347. Full Text

Gilliam, B. “Kurt Weill, Weimar Theater, and Operatic Reform,” April 1998.

Gilliam, B. “Tragedy and Epic in Siegfried’s Funeral Music,” March 1998.

Gilliam, B. “Sibelius and Modernism,” December 1997.

Gilliam, B. “Bruckner’s 8th Symphony,” April 1996.

Gilliam, B. “Bruckner's Annexation Revisited: A Response to Manfred Wagner.” The Musical Quarterly 80, no. 1 (January 1, 1996): 124–31. Full Text

Gilliam, B. “The authorship of the text of Strauss's 'friedenstag'.” Music and Letters 76, no. 1 (February 1, 1995): 142–43. Full Text