Nicole Grimes receives Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Prize Honorable Mention

Nicole Grimes receives Society for Musicology in Ireland’s Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Prize Honorable Mention

The Department of Music is pleased to share the news that Associate Professor of Music, Nicole Grimes, has received the Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Prize 2022 Honorable Mention for her book Brahms’s Elegies: The Poetics of Loss in Nineteenth-Century German Culture.

The Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Book Prize, inaugurated in January 2022, was established to recognize outstanding musicological scholarship among members of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) as part of the Society’s aims to foster musical scholarship in all its forms. Named in memory of the distinguished Ireland-based Serbian musicologist Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, who passed away in 2021, the prize is awarded biennially for a musicological monograph authored or co-authored by a member of the SMI.

The citation from the judges of the 2022 Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Prize reads:

Brahms’s Elegies is both a disciplined and imaginative piece of scholarship which thematically draws together a selection of Brahms’s elegiac works using an interdisciplinary analytical framework. Grimes investigates the deep relationship between the musical works and their contemporaneous worlds in literature, visual art, and philosophy. This book examines a relatively unknown collection of works within Brahms’s catalogue, both from musical/analytical and literary perspectives. The focus and breadth are notable in this regard, and the author’s examination of Brahms’s own literary proclivities and knowledge are particularly significant.

Among the other accolades for this book, Brahms’s Elegies was also included as one of Alex Ross’s Notable Music Books of 2019 in The New Yorker. Originally published in 2019, it was published in paperback in 2021. Further information on the book and how to purchase it may be found here.


Posted Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2022