College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Carlo Caballero

Chair, Musicology
Associate Professor of Musicology
Erma Mantey Faculty Fellow
Imig Music Building N137
303-492-8315

Mailing Address:
301 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Carlo Caballero, Associate Professor and Erma Mantey Faculty Fellow, received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, at Pomona College. He teaches courses on the history of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century music. His research has focused on music in France between 1870 and 1940, and he is particularly interested in aesthetics, dance history, hermeneutics, and historiography. Caballero is the author of Fauré and French Musical Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He has published articles in Victorian Studies, 19th-Century Music, The Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS), The Journal of the Royal Musical Association, and the International Review of Aesthetics and Sociology of Music. He was Review Editor for JAMS from 2007 to 2010, when he commissioned and shepherded over 70 long-form reviews to press. He chaired the Musicology area from 2010 to 2012 and will serve as interim chairman in 2016.

He continues to write about Fauré and his contemporaries; a recent contribution was a chapter on Fauré for the book Nineteenth-Century Choral Music (Routledge). He is making a critical edition of the two Piano Quintets (op. 89 and op. 115) for Bärenreiter's Complete Works of Gabriel Fauré. He is also currently writing about cultural continuities in French music from the ancien régime to the late nineteenth century, with chapters devoted to comic opera, ballet, social dance, instrumental music, and the historiography of neoclassicism. With Stephen Rumph, he is co-organizer of the international conference, "Effable and Ineffable: Gabriel Fauré and the Limits of Criticism" (University of Washington, Seattle, 22-25 October 2015).

In addition to many intramural grants, Caballero has won external fellowships from the Stanford Humanities Center (where he was a visiting faculty Fellow in 2005-2006), the American Philosophical Society, and the American Council of Learned Societies (declined). His favorite course to teach is Aesthetics of Music (Music 5842), his favorite quirky research tool is Littré's Dictionnaire de la langue française (1877), and his favorite wine is Cahors.