ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThis thesis would not have been possible without the help of many individuals andinstitutions. First and foremost I wish to express my deepest gratitude to my thesis advisor, Dr.Brett Boutwell, for his tireless commitment, helpful insight, and meticulous editing. I wish tothank the members of my thesis committee, Dr. Andreas Giger and Dr. Jeff Perry—along withDr. Boutwell—for their willingness to be involved in this project and for the invaluable feedbackthey have offered.I am extremely grateful to Laura Hansen, for welcoming me to her home and sharing thememories of her family and brother, Max. I also wish to thank Neuhaus’s friends andcollaborators: Joseph Byrd, Philip Corner, Malcolm Goldstein, and Jan Williams. Theirrecollections of Max aided in giving a better understanding of who he was as an individual andwhat he accomplished as a performer. I will cherish all of the personal stories shared during eachinterview. I am also grateful to the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library andNorthwestern University for granting me access to their primary source documents.My research and studies would not have been possible without the support from myfamily and friends. I am thankful to my many friends at LSU and across the country, whetherinvolved in musicology or other fields; their continued optimism has been a great source ofcomfort. Most importantly, I am grateful to my parents for being incredibly loving andencouraging, and for allowing me the freedom to be myself: for letting me learn, develop, andflourish throughout my life in music.