User:Lyle Neff

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Some brief current information about me can be read at my web page. From that page you can also get to my CV.

I work full-time as a library clerical.

In my spare time I compose music. My major compositions include an opera, Starbottle for the Plaintiff (performed in 1981, based on a story by Bret Harte) and a Requiem (2005, unperformed).

My degrees are in music (bachelor's and master's in composition; doctorate in musicology). So, naturally, I am interested in music topics, especially those concerning Russian music (Russian opera in particular). My dissertation concerns the operas of Russian composer César Cui.

My published research includes articles on Cui, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. My translations of two operas by Rimsky-Korsakov have been issued with CD recordings; much other past translation work of mine from Russian is unpublished

Although my musical background is mostly in classical music, musical theatre interests me also (probably because of its relationship to opera). Part of this interest of mine is stimulated by examining the transformation of a work of literature (play, poem, short story, novel, etc.) into a vocal musical work.