Charlotte Greenspan

Charlotte Greenspan is an author and pianist in Ithaca, New York. She holds a B.A. from Queens College, an M.M. from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught at the University of Wisconsin and Cornell University. Her most recent publications include a co-translation, with the author, of Laszlo Somfai's The Keyboard Sonatas of Joseph Haydn, “‘Rhapsody in Blue’: A Study in Hollywood Hagiography,” which appeared in The Gershwin Style, edited by Wayne Schneider, and “Irving Berlin in Hollywood,” which appeared in the Spring 2004 issue of American Music.

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