Christopher Reynolds, professor of musicology at UC Davis, is the author of three books, one on Renaissance music in fifteenth-century Rome, and another on how composers in the nineteenth century influenced each other, called Motives for Allusion: Context and Content in Nineteenth-Century Music (Harvard University Press, 2003). His latest book is Wagner, Schumann and the Lessons of Beethoven’s Ninth. His research has been supported by fellowships from the ACLS, the NEH (twice), the Humboldt Foundation, and two residencies at the Villa I Tatti in Florence. He was a founding editor of Beethoven Forum. Motives for Allusion was a finalist for the Otto Kinkeldey Award by the AMS. His article, “Porgy and Bess: An ‘American Wozzeck’,” in the Journal of the Society for American Music (2007), won the H. Colin Slim Award from the AMS, and also the Kurt Weill Prize from the Kurt Weill Foundation.