David A Grayson
David Grayson, professor of musicology, earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, and also studied privately with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Previously, he taught at Amherst College and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. An authority on the French composer Claude Debussy, he is on the editorial board of the journal Cahiers Debussy, and has written and lectured widely on the composer and his music.
The author of The Genesis of Debussy's "Pelleas et Melisande," he has also edited that opera for the new critical edition of Debussy's collected works, published in Paris, and has served as consultant for productions of the opera conducted by Pierre Boulez and Claudio Abbado (at La Scala), among others. He has also written on Mozart, including the volume Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21 in the Cambridge University Press Music Handbook Series. He has provided notes for many recordings on the Sony label and has worked on several Sony video projects, notably "Marsalis on Music" and "Dvorak in Prague," the latter featuring Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony, with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Frederica Von Stade.