About Dr James Wierzbicki

James Wierzbicki currently focuses on twentieth-century music in general and film music in particular.

Previously on the musicology staffs of the University of Michigan and the University of California-Irvine and for more than twenty years the chief classical music critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other large American newspapers, James Wierzbicki currently focuses on twentieth-century music in general and film music in particular. His books include Film Music: A History (Routledge, 2009), monographs on the American composer Elliott Carter (University of Illinois Press, 2011) and the electronic score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet (Scarecrow Press, 2005). Books he has edited or co-edited include The Routledge Film Music Sourcebook (2011) and Music, Sound, and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema (Routledge, 2012). Articles by Wierzbicki have appeared in such journals as Musicology Australia, Beethoven Forum, Music and the Moving Image, Opera Quarterly, Screen Sound, the Journal of the American Musicological Society and Musical Quarterly

Selected publications

For information about publications see my academic profile