British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Junior Research Fellow

Academic background

Previously a postdoctoral fellow from the Swiss National Science Foundation, Anna Stoll Knecht conducts research on Mahler’s interpretation of Wagner, both as a conductor and as a composer. Her doctoral dissertation explores the genesis of Mahler's Seventh Symphony (New York University, 2014). She took her B.A (2002) and M.A. (2006) in musicology and ancient Greek at the University of Geneva, along with a Diploma of music theory at the Conservatory of Music (2005). In 2007, a Fulbright scholarship allowed her to start a Ph.D at New York University. She has given pre-concert lectures in Switzerland and in New York, and papers at international conferences (American Musicological Society and Royal Musical Association among others). Her publications include a monograph on Mahler’s Seventh Symphony (OUP, forthcoming); a chapter in Rethinking Mahler (ed. Jeremy Barham, OUP, forthcoming); another on the connections between the Sixth and Seventh symphonies (in Naturlauf: Scholarly Journeys Toward Gustav Mahler, Essays in Honour of Henry-Louis de La Grange at His Ninetieth Birthday, ed. Paul-André Bempéchat, Peter Lang, forthcoming); and a study of Henri Dutilleux's Métaboles (Annales Suisses de Musicologie, 2006). 

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

History of Music, music analysis, harmony and counterpoint, keyboard skills, Mahler, Wagner.

Graduate Teaching Areas

Vienna 1900, sketch studies, Mahler and Wagner, the music of Henri Dutilleux.

Research Interests

Mahler, Wagner, Vienna 1900, sketch studies, studies of the creative process, interpretation, music analysis, music theory.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College: Music