Berthold Hoeckner is Associate Professor in the Department of Music and the College. He is a music historian specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. His research interests include aesthetics, Adorno, music and literature, music and visual culture, and the psychology and neuroscience of music. His awards and fellowships include the Alfred Einstein Award of the American Musicological Society (1998), a Humboldt Research Fellowship (2001/2), and a Mellon New Directions Fellowship (2006/7). He is the author of Programming the Absolute: Nineteenth-Century German Music and the Hermeneutics of the Moment (Princeton, 2002).