American composer Daniel Freeman was born on April 27, 1959, in Everett, Washington. He holds degrees in Piano (B.M. (1981), University of Wisconsin) and Musicology (M.M. (1983), Ph.D. (1987), University of Illinois). He has held teaching positions at the University of Illinois, the University of Southern California, and the University of Minnesota.

His publications include a book, The Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck in Prague, and scholarly articles devoted to the eighteenth-century keyboard sonata and keyboard concerto, baroque and classic-era opera, the musical culture of eighteenth-century Bohemia, and the music of J. S. Bach, the Bach sons, Antonio Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, and Josquin des Prez. His biography of the Czech composer Josef Mysliveček is in the latest edition of the Grove’s Encyclopedia of Music. His third book, Mozart in Prague, is in preparation.