ANDREW BOWIE is Professor of German at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Aesthetics and Subjectivity: from Kant to Nietzsche (1990; rev. edn 2000), Schelling and Modern European Philosophy (1993) and From Romanticism to Critical Theory: The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (1997). He has also made editions and translations of Schelling, On the History of Modern Philosophy (1994), Manfred Frank, The Subject and the Text (1997) and Schleiermacher, 'Hermeneutics and Criticism' and Other Texts (1998). He is at present writing a book on Music, Meaning and Modernity.
JOHN BUTT is author or editor of four books for Cambridge University Press, including The Cambridge Companion to Bach (1997) and Music Education and the Art of Performance in the German Baroque (1994). His latest monograph, Playing with History: The Historical Approach to Musical Performance will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2002. He is also active as a performer, having released more than ten discs on organ and harpsichord for Harmonia Mundi France. Having been an Associate Professor at the University of California at Berkeley and a Lecturer at Cambridge, he took up the Gardiner Chair of Music at the University of Glasgow in 2001.
DEREK CAREW is Lecturer in Music at Cardiff University. His principal interests are keyboard music, the long nineteenth century, analysis, and music in its social and cultural setting. He has contributed to the Mozart Compendium (1990) and The Cambridge Companion to Chopin (1992), and is currently preparing a book on piano music in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
JONATHAN DUNSBY has been the Professor of Music at the University of Reading since 1985. A prize-winner in international piano competitions, he became founding editor of the journal Music Analysis, and has written extensively on the history and theory of nineteenth- and twentieth-century music.