Golan Gur is a musicologist specializing in aesthetics and cultural history of music, with a particular emphasis on nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and Austrian culture and the intersection between historical and interdisciplinary research approaches. He studied musicology and music theory at Tel-Aviv University and at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He completed his doctoral studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin under the supervision of Christian Kaden in the field of music sociology and social history of music. Golan Gur is presently a Newton Fellow at Cambridge University and a member of the research project on music in GDR. He taught at Tel-Aviv University, at Humboldt University and at Berlin University of Arts. He was a visiting scholar at the Simon Dubnow Institute of Leipzig University and the Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel. His first book, Orakelnde Musik. Schönberg, der Fortschritt und die Avantgarde, deals with Arnold Schoenberg and avant-garde notions of musical progress.