Daniel Beller-McKenna

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-1667
Office: Music, Paul Creative Arts Center M116, Durham, NH 03824
Daniel Beller-McKenna


  • Ph.D., Music, Harvard University
  • M.M., Music, Temple University
  • B.A., Music, Temple University

Research Interests

  • 19th century music
  • 20th century Popular music
  • Johannes Brahms

Courses Taught

  • MUSI 401: Introduction to Music
  • MUSI 403: Roots of Rock
  • MUSI 405: Survey of Music in America
  • MUSI 406: Country Music
  • MUSI 501: History & Literature of Music
  • MUSI 502: History & Literature of Music
  • MUSI 709: Music of the Romantic Period
  • MUSI 955: Introduction to Bibliography
  • MUSI 959: Sem/Schubert's Instrumental
  • MUSI 991: Research Seminar

Selected Publications

Beller-McKenna, D. (2018). Imagination and Memory: Inter-movement Thematic Recall in Beethoven and Brahms. Nineteenth Century Music Review, 15(2).

Beller-McKenna, D. (2018). Driving Stones Country in Five Songs. In V. Coelho, & J. Covach (Eds.), Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stones. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

Beller-McKenna, D. (2017). Vous souvenez-vous de Brahms? Brahms and Memory in Françoise Sagan's Aimez-vous Brahms . .. American Brahms Society Newsletter, 1-4.

Beller-McKenna, D. (2009). The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 62(3), 737-742. doi:10.1525/jams.2009.62.3.737

Beller-McKenna, D. (2005). Distance and disembodiment: Harps, horns, and the requiem idea in Schumann and Brahms. JOURNAL OF MUSICOLOGY, 22(1), 47-89. doi:10.1525/jm.2005.22.1.47

Beller-McKenna, D. (2004). Brahms and the German Spirit. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP.

Beller-McKenna, D. (2003). The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul (review). Notes, 59(3), 614-615. doi:10.1353/not.2003.0002

Beller‐McKenna, D. (2001). The rise and fall of Brahms the German. Journal of Musicological Research, 20(3), 187-210. doi:10.1080/01411890108574788

Beller-McKenna, D. (1999). Beatle-John's 'alter ego' (John Lennon and his early Beatles work). MUSIC & LETTERS, 80(2), 254-268. doi:10.1093/ml/80.2.254

Beller-McKenna, D. (1998). How deutsch a requiem? Absolute music, universality, and the reception of Brahm's Ein 'Deutsches Requiem', op. 45. NINETEENTH CENTURY MUSIC, 22(1), 3-19. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Most Cited Publications