Daniil Zavlunov

Assistant Professor of Music History

Daniil Zavlunov is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music, with a particular emphasis on the Russian and Italian operatic traditions. Over the last decade, his research has focused on the works and world of Mikhail Glinka. At present, Dr. Zavlunov is writing a cultural history of opera in Russia during the reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855), which draws heavily on new archival sources.

His other scholarly interests include 17th- and 18th-century music, Soviet music and intellectual thought about music, theories of musical form, and music analysis. Some of his research has appeared in The Journal of Musicology and Music Theory Online. In recent years, he has held visiting appointments - teaching music history and theory - at Princeton University, Dartmouth, Skidmore and Haverford Colleges.

At Stetson, Dr. Zavlunov teaches a wide variety of courses in the School of Music, the Department of Creative Arts and the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. In addition to his pedagogical and scholarly pursuits, he is also an avid harpsichordist.


  • Ph.D., musicology, Princeton University
  • M.A., musicology, Princeton University
  • B.A., music and history, Queens College, CUNY

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Western Art Music
  • Music and Politics: Expression, Repression, and Protest
  • Disney's Musical Universe (FSEM)
  • Music History I and II
  • Making Russian Music (JSEM)

Research Interests

  • Glinka 19th-century Russian, Italian and French opera
  • Russian and Soviet music
  • 17th- and 18th-century Music
  • Music analysis
  • Theories of musical form
  • History of theory


  • "Glinka in Soviet and post-Soviet historiography: myths, realities, and ideologies" in Russian Music since 1917, Marina Frolova-Walker and Patrick Zuk, eds (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016)
  • "The 'Tselostnyi Analiz' (Holistic Analysis) of Zuckerman and Mazel," Music Theory Online 20, no. 3 (September 2014)
  • "Constructing Glinka," The Journal of Musicology 31, no. 3 (Summer 2014)

Daniil Zavlunov

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