Prof. Dr. Robert Pascall (b. Colwyn Bay, 1944) studied under Sir Jack Westrup at Oxford. He has written books, analyses and editions of music from Bach to Schoenberg, with a special focus on Brahms. He was Professor and Head of Music at the University of Nottingham 1988-1998 and at Bangor University 1998-2005.
He is now Honorary Professor of Music Philology at the University of Cambridge. He acted as Vice-chair of the new Complete Brahms Edition from its inception in 1991 and is now a member of its Beirat. He has edited the symphonies for this edition, including Brahms’s own arrangements of them for piano duet, and has advised conductors and orchestras on historically informed performance of Brahms’s music. He was President of the Society for Music Analysis 1996-2000, and is Corresponding Director of the American Brahms Society and an Honorary Member of the Royal Musical Association.