Analecta Lisztiana II
Now in preparation for the Liszt series is a second volume in the on-going Analecta sub-series. This collection of articles focuses on new Liszt discoveries and includesinterpretative essays about his life and music by Ben Arnold, MпїЅria Eckhardt, ReginaldGerig, KlпїЅra Hamburger, Kent Holliday, Hans Rudolf Jung, Geraldine Keeling, Pauline Pocknell, Charles Suttoni, and Anne Troisier de Diaz, as well as by famed pianists France Clidatand David Wilde and by co-editor James Deaville.
A Musicologist specializing in music, composers and musical practices and institutions of the 19th and 20th centuries, having published and spoken about such diverse topics as Franz Liszt, music criticism, television news music, African-American entertainers in turn-of-the-century Vienna and пїЅfascistпїЅ Nordic composers during the Third Reich. In 2008, his article пїЅPublishing Paraphrases and Creating Collectors: Friedrich Hofmeister, Franz Liszt, and the Technology of PopularityпїЅ from Liszt and His World(Princeton University Press) received the Richard S. Hill award of the Music Library Association for the best article published in 2006. He has edited or co-edited books about Wagner (Pendragon), Liszt (Pendragon), Peter Cornelius (Schott) and Music and Broadcasting (under review), and guest edited special issues of the 19th Century Music Review and Canadian University Music Review. He has contributed to books published by Oxford, Cambridge, Routledge, Princeton, Yale, Ashgate and Rochester (among others), and has published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of the Society for American Music, 19th Century Music Review, Echo, Current Musicology, Hamburger Jahrbuch fпїЅr Musikwissenschaftand Canadian University Music Review (among others). As an Advisory Board member for the Grove Dictionary of American Music, he was responsible for Canadian music and musicians and musical concepts, terms and scholarly approaches.
Completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1977 and has taught music and humanities at Virginia Tech since 1978; in 1993 he was promoted to the rank of Professor. His publications include Franz Liszt: A Guide to Research (revised and republished by Routledge in 2004 and again in 2009) as well as articles and reviews in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Acta Musicologica, Notes, the Journal of Musicological Research, the Programmhefte of BayreuthпїЅs annual Wagner Festival, Asian Music, Music & Letters, and the Leonardo Music Journal. In addition to fellowships from the Humboldt Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, Saffle held the 2000-2001 Bicentennial Fulbright Professorship of American Studies at the University of HelsinkiпїЅa пїЅEuropean Distinguished Chair.пїЅ In 2008 he also held the Au Yeung King Fong research fellowship at Hong Kong Baptist University. As a teacher Saffle has three times won Virginia TechпїЅs Certificate of Teaching Excellence; in 2007 he received the William E. Wine пїЅlifetimeпїЅ Award from TechпїЅs Alumni Association. On his sixtieth birthday, he was honored with a пїЅFestschriftпїЅ issue of the cultural-studies ejournal Spaces of Identity [Volume 6, No. 3 (3 December 2006)].