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Andrew Talle


Andrew Talle studied at Northwestern from 1990-1995, earning his BM in Cello Performance under the instruction of Hans-Jørgen Jensen, as well as a BA and MA in Linguistics under the instruction of Janet Pierrehumbert. From 1995-2003, Dr. Talle studied with Christoph Wolff at Harvard University, earning an MA and PhD in Musicology.

Dr. Talle spent one year lecturing at Harvard University before moving to Baltimore to join the Musicology faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2004. In 2011, Dr. Talle became a Gilman Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Talle is now working on a book about the role of keyboard playing in German society in the early eighteenth century. His research is focused on J. S. Bach (1685-1750) and he seek to illuminate the role Bach's music played in the lives of those who bought, sold, played, or heard it while the composer was still alive. Dr. Talle is also editing the ninth volume in the Bach Perspectives series (Illinois University Press, 1995-Present), entitled "Bach and His German Contemporaries," which will feature essays by leading scholars of baroque-era music. He will also edit a collection of excerpts from travel diaries written between 1700 and 1750 which feature the city of Leipzig. This last project is supported by a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.