Brian Chapman

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Academic Contractor and Concert Pianist

A Revisionist View of
Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata

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Mozart (1995) - Beethoven (1996) - Brahms (1997) - Chopin (2004)
Fundamental Errors in Keynesian Multiplier Theory
Winterreise (2006) - Impromptu (2009) - Quintets (2011)
Winter Journey/Winterreise (2019)
"Baumol's Disease" - the Pandemic that Never Was



 Chapman, B. Grief, Denial and Rage: A Personal Odyssey with Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata
          A downloadable package comprising (1) a 13-page PDF document presenting Chapman’s
          personal odyssey with the sonata, including the rationale for his distinctive interpretation of
          the first movement in the context of a sonata that forms an integrated tone poem expressing
          Beethoven’s emotional response to the tragedy of his growing and irreversible deafness, and
          (2) an
 MP3 file containing Chapman's new recording of the whole sonata and featuring an
          interpretation of the first movement claimed to be uniquely
aligned with the markings in
          Beethoven's Autograph scores.
  Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing, Kew. 
          ISBN: 978-1-922454-62-1

 Chapman, B. and Loiselle, D.S.  'Perspective - Life and death of a photon:  an intuitive non-
          equilibrium thermodynamic distinction between photochemistry and thermochemistry',
          Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 
19, 1623-1629  DOI: 10.1039/D0PP00274G.

 Chapman, B. The Hurdy-Gurdy Man:  The Sting-in-the-tail of Müller's "Die Winterreise"
          A downloadable package comprising two MP4 files and two MP3 files of new recordings in
          both English and German of a re-composed version of the final song from Schubert's
          Winterreise together with a 10-page PDF document.  The recordings are by Nathan Lay
          (baritone) and Brian Chapman (pianist and translator) and the PDF presents
the rationale
          and compositional method for addressing the sting-in-the-tail missing from Schubert's
          setting, followed by
full vocal scores of the re-composed song in both High-Voice and
          Low-Voice versions.  
Published by Australian Scholarly Publishing, Kew.
          ISBN: 978-1-922454-63-8


   Chapman, B. (Translator and Editor) Franz Schubert's Winterreise / Winter Journey 
          Full Vocal Score, 2019 Australian Scholarly Publishing, Kew.
          High Voice Edition  - ISBN 978-1-925984-33-0
Voice Edition  - ISBN 978-1-925984-34-7

   Chapman, B. (Translator, Annotator, Editor and Pianist) 'Winter Journey' - a new rhyming English
          translation of Schubert's Winterreise.  
In: Chapman, B., Lay, N. and Chapman, L. Winter Journey/Winterreise, 2_CD album, 2019
          Move Records, Eaglemont.

Also available online from Australian Scholarly Publishing.

  Han, J-C., Tran, K., Taberner, A.J., Chapman, B. and Loiselle, D.S.  'Ch. 23 Cardiac Energetics', In: Muscle and Exercise Physiology, 1st Edition, ed. J. Zoladz, 2019 Elsevier (Academic Press) pp.509-543.


  Chapman, B.  'Solomon and science', Musical Times, Summer 2018. 159 (1943), 7-9


  Chapman, B.  'Carl Linnaeus, Philip Miller and the librettist of Handel's Solomon', Musical Times, Winter 2017, 158 (1941), 71-74.  Preview  Abstract

  Chapman, B.  'A facilitated diffusion model constrained by the probability isotherm:  a pedagogical exercise in intuitive non-equilibrium thermodynamics', Royal Society Open Science, June 2017


  Loiselle, D.S., Han, J.-C., Goo, E., Chapman, B., Barclay, C.J., Hickey, J.R. and Taberner, A.J.
'Thermodynamic analysis questions claims of improved cardiac efficiency by dietary fish oil', The Journal of General Physiology, 148 (3), 183-193

  Chapman, B. and Loiselle, D.S.  'Thermodynamics and kinetics of the FoF1-ATPase: application of the probability isotherm',  Royal Society Open Science, February 2016


  Chapman, B.  'Grief, denial and rage: a revisionist view of Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata', Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, Australasian Piano Pedagogy Association, Melbourne, 31 pp. Another New Link


  Chapman, B.  'Angovian methods of standard setting in medical education: can they ever be criterion referenced?', International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 4 (1) , 1-26


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