John Daverio Fund
supporting the publication of books
The fund was established by friends of John Daverio (1954–2003) in his memory. Its proceeds are directed toward the subvention of scholarly books in fields commensurate with his interests and expertise.
John Daverio was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and at the age of 16, as a junior in high school, took his first courses at Boston University. There he went on to earn his BA (1975), MA (1976), and Ph.D. (1983). He then served the faculty of that instituation with considerable distinction for more than two decades, including as chair of undergraduate and graduate programs in Music and, in 2001–02, interim director of the School of Music. Daverio won the 1987 Alfred Einstein Award of the AMS for “Schumann’s ‘Im Legendenton’ and Friedrich Schlegel’s Arabeske” published in 19th-Century Music. His considerable stature in the field of nineteenth-century music, particularly German Romanticism, was already widely recognized; he went on to leave a formidable legacy of three major volumes: Nineteenth-Century Music and the German Romantic Ideology (Schirmer Books, 1993), Robert Schumann: Herald of a New Poetic Age (Oxford, 1997), and Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann and Brahms (Oxford, 2002).
The John Daverio Fund has been used to support the following publication:
Benedict Taylor, The Melody of Time: Music and Temporality in the Romantic Era. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190206055.